Graduate Loan

A graduate loan can help bridge the gap between university and a career

A guide to graduate loans

If you have graduated recently and are looking for ways to fund a business venture, continue studying or live whilst on an internship a graduate loan could be the answer.

Over a quarter of graduates are still out of work three-and-a-half years after university, figures have shown

More than one in four graduates 'failing to find work'

Over a quarter of graduates who left university in 2007 are not yet in full-time paid work, a new survey has shown.

Student finance options are complex for mature students

Managing your finances as a mature student

The cost of studying is rising for all students but the funding options for mature students who have different financial circumstances are even more complex. Kate Saines provides some clarity.

Degree comes with 12 year debt sentence

12 years to clear student debt

Graduates coming out of university and facing a tepid jobs market could also face a 12-year wait to clear their debts.


When should I take out a graduate loan?

A reader from London is wondering if he should take out a graduate loan after leaving university this summer.

Graduates failing to pay back loans

One in three graduates earn under £15K

A third of graduates who started university after 1998 are not paying back their student loans yet.

Jobs drop as firms face crunch

Job vacancies fall to lowest since 2001

Permanent job placements in the UK economy have fallen to the lowest level in seven years.

Parents are demanding their children pay them back money that is lent

Parents want their money back

Increasingly parents are demanding their children pay them back money that is lent.


Graduate loans

A graduate loan is similar to an unsecured personal loan except that banks and building societies often charge graduates better rates of interest.

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