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Student loan debt ‘underestimated’

The government consistently underestimates the student loan debt that will never be repaid, the Public Accounts Committee says.
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Government promises to pursue British graduates living abroad who default on their student loan payments

British graduates who end up living overseas are more likely to fail to pay off their debts than overseas students, MPs were told yesterday.


    








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Student loan book sold for £160m

The government sells a tranche of student loans to a private sector group, leaving the Student Loans Company free to concentrate on newer loans.
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£6.5m paid out in student loan fraud

Some £6.5m is paid out in fraudulent student loans as organised crime targets the Student Loans Company.
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Northampton, Northumbria and Swansea universities ban payday loan adverts

Three universities have banned adverts from high-cost payday lenders after fresh fears were raised that unscrupulous firms are targeting hard-up students.

    




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‘Ban payday loan adverts on campus’

A students’ union wants a ban on payday lenders advertising on campuses, but the industry says this will do nothing to stop rogue operators.
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Northampton, Northumbria and Swansea universities ban payday loan adverts

Three universities have banned adverts from high-cost payday lenders after fresh fears were raised that unscrupulous firms are targeting hard-up students.

    




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Student loan rise restricted to 1%

Student loans and maintenance grants in England will rise by 1% in 2014-15, the government has announced.
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Students warned about loan fraud

Information that university freshers reveal on Facebook could leave them vulnerable to fraudsters after their student loan cash, a study warns.
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Student loan penalty is dropped

There will be no extra charge on students who want to pay back their loans early after they graduate, Business Secretary Vince Cable has confirmed.
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