As thousands of students prepare to start university in a few weeks' time, Sarah looks at student bank accounts. What are the best accounts, where can you find the best perks and what should you do when you graduate? With Young Money Champion Amelia Murray, Bronni Hughes from Student Money Saver, Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms and David Crawford, head of current accounts at RBS/Natwest.
Sarah Pennells looks at credit card surcharges and why we still have to pay an extra 2.5% interest fee. This week's Young Money Champion, Amelia Murray, explains what the credit card charges are and why they are being changed this year. Helen Saxon, from Moneysavingexpert.com, debates whether credit card rewards are worth considering after cash back offers and loyalty incentives were reduced. Richard Koch, from the UK Cards Association, explains what further changes are being introduced next month.
If you started university in England in September 2012 or later, you’ll come under the new tuition fees and student loan regime. That means you’re likely to have graduated with tens of thousands of pounds of debt. So how do you start to go about paying that back? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, James Connington from the Telegraph’s Personal Finance Team, James Seymour from the Complete University Guide and Ani Bailey from NASMA, the National Association of Student Money Advisers, to share tips and advice on how to tackle rising interest rates on hefty student loans.
Sarah Pennells is joined by this week's Young Money Champion, James Connington, from the Telegraph's personal finance team, as well as Graeme McColgan, an IFA from Million Plus Financial Planning, and also by Anna Bowes, founder of Savings Champion, to talk about the best ways to start saving if you're a student or starting your first job. Sarah and her guests discuss whether you actually need a savings account to start saving, what the basics are when it comes to how much to start saving, and what the best rates are when you're looking into savings accounts and products.
Sarah Pennells is joined this week with Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from The Telegraph, and also Ray Boulger from Mortgage Brokers John Charcol, Dev Malle from My Home Move and Martyn Baum from the National Association of Estate Agents to discuss mortgages for first time buyers and schemes to help young people get on the property ladder.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Young Money Champion Rachel Healy, and on the phone with experts Anna Bowes of Savings Champion and Eesha Mohindra from MoneySavingExpert.com to discuss savings for young people, when to start, the best accounts to have and what to look out for to make the most of your savings, only on Young Money.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from the Telegraph to talk about studying abroad, the costs, planning, where and when to go and the common problems students face, with expert guests from UniSmart, The Student World and Study Portals.
Sarah Penells is joined by Young Money Champion Kate Palmer from The Telegraph to talk about preparing financially for being a student with bank accounts and credit cards, with expert guests Eri Mountbatton from the National Association of Students (NASMA) and Dan Jones from NatWest.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Telegraph financial journalist Sophie Christie and expert guests from the Money Advice Service and uSwitch to talk about bank accounts and credit cards for students and recent graduates.