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Student loans a ‘gateway’ to more debt highlighting a need for financial education

A study highlights a need for greater financial education during school age, with a quarter (23%) of respondents stating they didn’t receive any support or education before they turned 18 years old, following research which shows that people who take out student loans have almost double the amount of non-student loan debt. People who attend university have double the amount debt on average (£12,445) as those who don’t (£7,105), and that’s excluding the additional burden of student loans. Nearly half (47%) of university students and graduates in the UK, believe that their student loan has made them more comfortable with other forms of borrowing. Nearly 4 in 10 (39%) say the experience has made them more likely to borrow again.  The research has been carried out by credit reference agency Equifax and to discuss this further we spoke to Stuart Holland from Equifax and Jordan Greene, who went down the apprenticeship route…