Benjamin Taylor

Editorial Assistant

Benjamin joined MSE as an Editorial Assistant in June 2022, having worked as a senior sub-editor at an investment research company beforehand.

After growing up in Norwich and studying English at university in Sheffield, Benjamin moved down to London for work in autumn 2020.

He spends a lot of time in the city's many parks, pubs and supermarkets, is an avid film fan and enjoys painting. Benjamin's also a massive football fan, experiencing the dizzying highs and terrifying lows of being a Norwich City supporter, and hopes to go to a few games in London's many historic grounds.

Latest from Benjamin Taylor

Family Building Society launches two-year fixed savings account that tracks the base rate – here's how it works and how it compares

Family Building Society launches two-year fixed savings account that tracks the base rate – here's how it works and how it compares

Family Building Society has unveiled a two-year fixed savings account that tracks the base rate. The launch comes as the market braces for further interest rate rises from the Bank of England as the central bank attempts to curb rising inflation.

29 September 2022

Bank of England increases base rate to 2.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings

Bank of England increases base rate to 2.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 2.25% from 1.75%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.

27 September 2022

Top children's savings accounts

Top children's savings accounts

Children's savings accounts are a great way to put money away for your kids and to help teach them money basics. Read our guide and see our top picks at Money Saving Expert

26 September 2022

Travel credit cards

Travel credit cards

Going abroad, or spending on foreign websites? You can save £100s by using specialist travel cards for near-perfect exchange rates. Read MoneySavingExpert's guide to find out how.

13 September 2022

Recurring card payments

Recurring card payments

Recurring payments or continuous payment authoritities are different to direct debits. This MoneySavingExpert guide will help you reclaim recurring payments.

12 September 2022

Personal savings allowance

Personal savings allowance

From April 2016 all basic-rate taxpayers can earn £1,000 tax-free on savings interest. MoneySavingExpert explains how the new Personal Savings Allowance affects your ISA.

30 August 2022

What is a flexible ISA?

What is a flexible ISA?

You can now withdraw and replace ISA cash from some ISAs without affecting your allowance. MoneySavingExpert explains how it works and which banks will let you do it.

18 August 2022

Asda shoppers can earn cashback with new rewards card – here’s how it stacks up

Asda shoppers can earn cashback with new rewards card – here’s how it stacks up

Asda has teamed up with Jaja Finance to launch the Asda Money Credit Card, which offers cashback on purchases at Asda and elsewhere. The cashback can only spent at Asda though. Below we explain the pros and cons and compare the new deal to other rewards options - where it's largely beaten.

15 August 2022

How to buy dollars

How to buy dollars

This MoneySavingExpert guide shows you how to buy dollars, where to get the best rates, which countries you can spend them in, and how to sell them back.

10 August 2022

How to buy euros

How to buy euros

This short MoneySavingExpert guide shows you how to buy euros, where to get the best rates, which countries you can spend them in, and what to do if you've got euros to sell

10 August 2022

Bank of England increases base rate to 1.75% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings

Bank of England increases base rate to 1.75% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.

9 August 2022

Salary Advances

Salary Advances

If your employer's signed up to a scheme, you can get your salary as you earn it rather than only on payday. This MoneySavingExpert guide has everything you need to know.

4 August 2022

Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%

Virgin Money increases easy-access savings account rate to a market-leading 1.71%

Virgin Money has increased its M Plus savings account’s interest rate to a table-topping 1.71%, the highest rate for an easy-access account since September 2013. But you can get a better rate if you lock your money away.

28 July 2022

NatWest offers fee-free overseas spending until September - but there are better deals out there

NatWest offers fee-free overseas spending until September - but there are better deals out there

NatWest is scrapping fees for spending abroad on select credit and debit cards until 2 September. This is good news for existing NatWest customers, but if you’re willing to switch there are better offers out there for fee-free holiday spending.

7 July 2022

Barclaycard launches the market's longest 0% spending card in over two years - here's how it compares

Barclaycard launches the market's longest 0% spending card in over two years - here's how it compares

Barclaycard has launched the longest 0% spending credit card we've seen since May 2020, giving some 25 months interest-free spending - though not all will get the headline rate. If you NEED to borrow, 0% spending cards are the cheapest way – here's how it compares.

6 July 2022