Today is A-Level results day, and students up and down the country are finding out whether they got accepted onto the university course they wanted. Once a university place is confirmed, one of the first things to consider is which bank to set up a student account with – a task which can feel like an absolute minefield. However, by following a series of simple tips and knowing what to look out for, finding the best student bank account can be a lot easier than you thought. To be accepted for a student bank account you’ll need a UCAS confirmation letter with an unconditional offer. If your offer’s still conditional, you’ll need to get a letter from the university you’re going to which confirms your place. Once you’ve got these things in place, you’ll be able to set up a student account at the bank you choose and start reaping the benefits. What do I need to know about setting up a student account? … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis reveals the best student bank account deals
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This article originally published in December has been updated. Unless the British parliament approves a Brexit deal, or another extension to the UK's EU membership is agreed, or the government decides to cancel Brexit – then by law the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without an agreement on October 31. Several of the contenders to replace Theresa May as prime minister, including the favourite Boris Johnson, say they are determined to take the UK out in the autumn, without a deal if necessary. Polling suggests many members of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party favour such an option. A "no-deal" exit would mean that legal arrangements covering many aspects of everyday life would abruptly cease to apply. It would also bring a significant change in the trading relationship between the UK and the EU. The EU is the UK’s largest trading partner, although its importance has been slightly declining. Official UK figures show that 44% of all UK exports went to … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit: what would ‘WTO terms’ mean for UK-EU trade?
Northern Ireland By John Campbell BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor 9 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48929182 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The Irish government has again … [Read more...] about ‘No new border checks’ says Irish minister
NATWEST has launched a brand new switching offer, giving customers £175 in cash for moving bank account. This is the largest cash bonus currently offered by UK banks, but you will have to meet some requirements before you get the money. In January this year, NatWest launched an offer giving new and existing customers £150, but the bonus expired around a month later. But now it's offering a larger £175. You'll get the initial £125 in August, and the rest - £50 - if you stay with the bank for at least a year. The new switching offer applies to those who request a switch to a NatWest Select, Reward, Reward Silver or Reward Platinum account by June 7. The Select Account comes with no monthly fees, while the Reward accounts have monthly fees ranging from £2 to £20. Be in control of your bills - and save up to £518SWITCHCRAFT is a free service that finds you the right energy deal - and you could save up to £518 a year. Sign up, compare and switch … [Read more...] about NatWest give you £175 FREE cash if you switch bank accounts
Boston musician Mary Lou Lord dated Kurt Cobain just as Nirvana was rocketing from relative anonymity to international fame. Twenty-five years after his death, she tells her story. Sept. 22, 1991"You should let them in," said a young woman who recognized the band. "Who the f--- are you?" inquired the bouncer.The woman was musician Mary Lou Lord. The 26-year-old was known around town for busking in the subway, playing acoustic covers of musicians she liked but not many others knew of, at least not yet -- like Shawn Colvin and Daniel Johnston. She knew Nirvana because her radio DJ friend had given her a copy of their demo tape that included songs from "Nevermind" before it was released. She loved it. She had spent the whole summer listening to it in her Walkman. Something about their sound kept pulling her in, she said, like a magnet.Lord didn't tell any of that to the bouncer, though. She repeated her advice and then went back inside the Rat, hoping the band would eventually get … [Read more...] about “Born lonely”: Kurt Cobain’s ex gives intimate account of icon on brink of stardom