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Articles by Helen Saxon

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty axed for most first-time buyers

22 November 2017

Stamp duty has been abolished with immediate effect for first-time buyers purchasing properties costing under £300,000

Halifax and Lloyds overdraft changes - the winners and losers

8 November 2017

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers with an overdraft have seen their fees change – here's what it means

New tax-free childcare scheme to launch next month – what we know so far

10 March 2017

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs will launch in April

Helen Saxon

Chief Product Analyst

Helen joined MSE in September 2012, originally to look after the money content on the website. She now has a wider brief, including savings, loans, broadband, utilities, credit cards and more. She regularly represents MSE in the media.

Before joining MSE and becoming a journalist, Helen spent much of her time talking to them as a PR, first for a debt help charity, then for a consumer credit trade association.

Away from MSE Towers, Helen spends her time seeing as many theatre shows as possible for as little money as possible. When not doing that, she’s catching up on the latest TV box sets or playing board games.

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Budget 2017: New NS&I Investment Bond will pay 2.2%

8 March 2017

The Chancellor has confirmed the details of the three-year Government-backed investment bond, which will pay 2.2%

Santander caps cashback for long-standing 123 credit card-holders

18 November 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Santander 123 credit card customers could see their cashback cut from next February

Savings in crisis

20 October 2016

Massive market changes as savings bank accounts slashed

Make £150 or 6% fixed DESPITE bank cuts

22 August 2016

Huge Santander 123 rate cut, others under review, but top accounts aplenty. Ignore the myths - switching's easy

Max savings & mortgages after base rate cut

10 August 2016

As historic 0.25% low signals new era of rate changes, protect YOUR money, earn up to 6% savings & check your mortgage

There's never been a better time to switch bank - the 10 need-to-knows

26 August 2015

You can get free £240, 5% interest or free travel insurance just by switching bank account

Get free £50 of wine on two top 0% cards

18 August 2015

Virgin Money's best-buy 0% for debt shifts, new spend and money transfers (cash loans) now has a £50 freebie too

'Free' case of wine with Virgin Money credit cards

6 August 2015

New Virgin Money credit card customers can get a free case of wine worth £55 for a limited time only

Summer Budget 2015: Peer-to-peer savings to be included in ISAs

8 July 2015

Peer-to-peer savers will be able to get their 'interest' tax-free from April 2016

Summer Budget 2015: Pensions overhaul proposed

8 July 2015

Sweeping changes could be on the way to how we save for a pension, the Chancellor announced in the Summer Budget today

Mastercard vs Visa for using abroad – which wins?

22 July 2016

Specialist overseas credit cards give you the best deal when you're spending abroad, but are they all the same?

Budget 2015: ISAs to become more flexible

18 March 2015

ISA savers will soon have the flexibility to be able to take money out of their ISAs and put it back in

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