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Sale of Student Loans

07/12/2017

The UK Government has today announced that it has completed its first sale of part of the pre-2012, commonly known as ‘Plan One’, English student loan book.

Introducing Kirsteen - The Face of Beatson Cancer Charity's Christmas Bauble Campaign

27/11/2017

Kirsteen McGroarty is proud to be fronting this year's Beatson Cancer Charity's Christmas bauble campaign, with her face featured on billboards around Glasgow and social media.

Top Prize for Student Loans Contact Centre Manager

20/11/2017

Contact centre manager Lauren Suttie has scooped top prize at the CCA Excellence Awards.

SMS still on message for customer communications

16/11/2017

Effective use of text messages by financial services providers can help improve how they are perceived by their customers, according to research commissioned by the Student Loans Company.

You're Hired! SLC Starts New Apprenticeship Scheme

13/11/2017

The Student Loans Company in Glasgow has welcomed its first intake of IT apprentices to the Company's city centre headquarters.

SLC Statement on Steve Lamey

08/11/2017

Following investigations into allegations about aspects of his management and leadership, the SLC has decided to terminate Steve Lamey’s contract as Chief Executive Officer of the Student Loans Company (SLC). The SLC and its shareholders expect the highest standards of management and leadership and these were not upheld by Mr Lamey during his time in this role.

Glasgow band chance their arm and land gig warming up crowd for rock legend Alice Cooper

07/11/2017

A Glasgow alternative rock band has landed a gig warming up the crowd for rock legend Alice Cooper, after a chance email enquiry to the promoters.

Change to Plan 1 Interest Rates

03/11/2017

From the 1st December 2017, the interest rate applied to all Plan 1 Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) student loans will rise from 1.25% to 1.5%.

Process to sell part of the Student Loan Book resumes

31/10/2017

The UK Government announced today that it is resuming the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.

Glasgow University Students Tackle Halloween 'Hackathon'

30/10/2017

Over 300 students from Glasgow University’s Tech Society (GUTS) took part in a Halloween ‘Hackathon’ with some of Scotland’s biggest and most influential tech companies including the Student Loans Company.

Statement from the Welsh Government

18/10/2017

The maximum university tuition fee in Wales will remain at £9,000

Students: Get the Message

26/09/2017

Check the mobile number you listed on your student finance application ahead of the start of term is still current. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company to students in England and Wales who are about to receive their first term's loan payment

SLC offers greater flexibility to direct debit customers in drive to tackle over-repayments

07/09/2017

Customers of The Student Loans Company can now choose the date that their loan repayment direct debit is taken from their account each month.

Clearing Up Student Finance

15/08/2017

Students still have time to get their finances sorted for the 17/18 academic year. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company (SLC) as Clearing gets underway on 17 August.

SLC at Glasgow Pride

15/08/2017

For the first time ever SLC is taking part in Glasgow Pride. Come along and visit us at our recruitment stand for a chat about opportunities for you at SLC.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

15/08/2017

The Department for Education (DfE) today (15 August 2017) confirmed the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.

Students from Wales will receive the equivalent of the National Living Wage while they study, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has confirmed today.

11/07/2017

The full statement is available here: www.gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2017/third-of-students-eligible-for-maximum-grant-under-new-support-system

Welsh students advised to apply now for part-time student finance

26/06/2017

Welsh part-time students are being urged to apply now for student finance.

Postgraduate Funding Applications Now Open

22/06/2017

The Student Loans Company is advising Masters’ students in England that applications for Postgraduate Loans are now open for the 17/18 academic year.

Postgraduate Loans available to Welsh students for the first time

19/06/2017

Welsh students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from this August can, for the first time, apply for funding to help them meet the costs associated with their studies.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

21/04/2017

The following statement applies to EU students who currently receive student loans and/or grants from Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals applying to study in the UK in the 2016-17, 2017-18 or 2018-19 Academic Years.

Women are top of the class when it comes to getting their student finance applications in early

28/02/2017

Aspiring male students could learn a thing or two from their female counterparts when it comes to making sure they have their funding in place at the start of the academic year, according to Student Finance England (SFE).

The Department for Education (DfE) and Devolved Administration Ministers are advertising for a Non-Executive Director to the Student Loan Company.

23/01/2017

www.publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/student-loans-company-non-executive-director-2/

The Student Loans Company urges students to get their finances in shape for 2017

29/12/2016

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2017.

Festive Holiday Opening Hours

22/12/2016

Our contact centre opening hours over the holiday period

Darlington Customer Services Professional Scoops International Award

07/12/2016

A Darlington woman who scooped a prestigious global award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to customer service is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join her team in 2017.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

11/10/2016

The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn, and to EU nationals applying to study from autumn 2017.

Students: Check Bank Details Provided For University Funding

31/08/2016

The Student Loans Company is urging new and continuing students to check bank details they provided for their university funding. Hundreds of students supplied incorrect bank details last year, which can delay or prevent funding being paid to them.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds

16/08/2016

The Department for Education (DfE) today (16 August 2016) announced the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.

Student Finance Support On Social Media

12/08/2016

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is running a series of social media surgeries for students looking for facts about student finance during Clearing and ahead of the start of term.

Fraudsters Target First Student Loan Instalment

11/08/2016

Fraudsters are targeting students’ first loan instalments just weeks before thousands of students start the new academic year.

Darlington Contact Centre Attains Global Accreditation

05/08/2016

The Student Loans Company has landed an international accreditation for excellent customer service at its Darlington contact centre.

Apply Now for Postgraduate Student Funding

27/06/2016

For the first time, students in England can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 to help with costs associated with their course.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

27/06/2016

The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying this coming year.