This segment was broadcast on 30 November 2017. Some information may be out of date.

How to best deal with a student loan

  • Possible psychological effects of having a loan
  • The best strategy financially
  • What happens if you go overseas?
  • Does having a student loan make it harder to get a mortgage?
  • Is the student loan system a good idea?

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.