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Opinion: Selling off the student loan book isn’t such a bad idea

Josh Dixon has written about why he feels selling off the student loan book from the 90’s is a worrying prospect for graduates. Whilst there are rightful concerns raised, the piece fails to clarify some important points about the working of debt and the economic sense behind the most recent sale

The article specifically alludes to the face value of the last student loan book which was around £900 million which was then sold off for £160 million. Whilst this may seem like a massive loss on the most superficial of levels, it is important to understand the other facts …

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