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News Tag: students

September 24, 2010

John Lewis’ Waitrose boosted by students

by Kay Murchie
The John Lewis Partnership, which is regarded as a barometer of British retailing, today announced that sales grew 11.7% to £56.5 million in the week to 18 September, compared with the same period a year ago. The renowned employee-owned department store said trade had been boosted by a strong increase in fashion sales. However, sales at its Waitrose supermarket chain surged ahead, ...

March 19, 2010

Student Loans Company provided “unacceptable” service, say NAO

by Kay Murchie
The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned the student loans and grants system is at "substantial" risk of being hit by delays again in 2010. Last year, almost a quarter of a million students were left without cash prior to the start of term, as a new system resulted in delays. The student loans system plunged into crisis after the Student ...

August 26, 2009

Bike thieves target students

by David Masters
More than one in five students has had their bike stolen, according to new research by M&S; Money. The poll by the home insurance provider found 22% of student cyclists have been targeted by bike thieves. Students should register their bike model, make and frame number so it can be identified if stolen, M&S; Money said. The insurer advised students to always lock their bikes with ...

August 21, 2009

University a “millstone” for many parents

by David Masters
The cost of putting their children through university is forcing some parents to remortgage their home, The Children's Mutual revealed this week. Students starting university this year will spend an average of £42,000 during their three-year course, and many parents will be expected to fund the majority of this bill. "University can be as much of a millstone as it is a milestone," ...

August 20, 2009

Student living costs almost £200 per week

by David Masters
Student living costs almost £200 per week
The cost of living for students has increased 5% in the past 12 months to nearly £200 per week, according to research by Halifax. A poll by the financial provider found the average student now spends £193.50 per week during term time on food, accommodation, socialising, alcohol, clothes, and books. The increase, up from £183.80 per week in 2008, comes despite students ...

Confused.com highlights student burglary risk

by David Masters
Student households are more than twice as likely to be burgled compared to the average home, Confused.com has revealed. The price comparison website released the figure as thousands of new students prepare for their first term at university. Confused.com also said students shouldn't assume their possessions are covered on their parents' home insurance policy. "Separate policies should be bought which reflect the amount of contents ...

July 10, 2009

Lloyds TSB launches 2009 student account

by David Masters
Lloyds TSB launches 2009 student account
Lloyds TSB this week launched its 2009 Student Account with a first-year interest free tiered overdraft of up to £1,500. Benefits include free mobile banking until August 2010, an NUS Extra card offering discounts at over 60 retailers, one year's membership to the Youth Hostel Association (YHA), and 35 music downloads from eMusic. The overdraft is limited to £500 in the first six ...

September 16, 2008

Save money by shopping online

by Kay Murchie
Research by price comparison site, Savebuckets.com, has found that parents of children who are off to university this month can expect to spend large amounts of money on university-related merchandise. In order to provide all the requirements for their child’s university room, parents can expect to pay over £750 - more than the average UK disposable income. Expensive items parents may have to buy ...

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