Money Matters

Financial Guidance Blog | University of Northampton

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Buy-Now-Pay-Later? What is it and should I avoid it?

You may not be familiar with the term Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL), but you may have seen lenders you have done any online shopping in the lead up to Christmas. BNPL Lenders such as Klarna (the UK’s largest provider), Clearpay and LayBuy are names you may see when you get to the checkout on your favourite websites…

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Seven steps to take if you’re worried about money

We hope you are enjoying your studies at the University of Northampton, but we know that many students have problems managing their money, especially at the Autumn mid-term point – which if not resolved can negatively affect both your ability to get the most out of your course and student life in general. The next…

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Beating the mid-term money blues!

It’s now mid-way through the first term, and although we hope that you are having a fantastic time studying with us in Northampton, it’s often around this time when students start to have problems managing their money. If you have any money worries, don’t panic – here’s a guide about what to do next to…

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Christmas Money Saving tips

We love Christmas, and who are we to let a lack of funds get in the way of having a jolly time? With a festive sprinkling of budgeting and a dash of creativity, you’ll be able to have the Christmas you always dreamed of, without the bank balance of your nightmares.