Chris Collier

Money Analyst

As an avid MSE reader for many years – and after switching banks to earn free money so many times – Chris decided it was also time to switch careers and joined MSE in June 2021 as a Money Analyst. He now looks after the banking and savings content on the site... including the very same guides with all those bank switch offers!

Before levelling up his MoneySavingExpert status from passion to profession, Chris was most recently self-employed as a private tutor, teaching future generations A-level maths and physics. Prior to this, Chris worked as an actuary for several banks and insurance companies.

Outside of work, Chris' priority is maximising time and experiences with his wonderful family of three. When the toddler is occupied or asleep, Chris enjoys being active – long-distance running takes the top spot, then other activities including long walks, cycling, tennis... and occasionally lifting a weight or two at the gym (or at least thinking about it). In his down time, Chris is a classic nerd – think video games, fantasy/sci-fi films, series and books, anime etc. As to be expected, he can quote the entirety of The Lord of the Rings (party trick, anyone?) – po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!

Latest from Chris Collier

Credit cards for bad credit

Credit cards for bad credit

MoneySavingExpert covers the best credit cards for bad credit & credit builder cards. If you've been rejected for credit, applying again could make it worse! Assess your situation & use our eligibility checker.

9 November 2022

Help to Save

Help to Save

The Help to Save scheme pays those who are eligible a 50% bonus on their savings, up to a max bonus of £1,200 over four years. In this MoneySavingExpert guide, we cover how the account works, who’s eligible and how to get it.

8 November 2022

Supermarket Christmas boost

Supermarket Christmas boost

Xmas saving boost: get an almost instant 3-6% spending power increase with all of our crafty ways to save at Money Saving Expert

8 November 2022

Top Lifetime ISAs

Top Lifetime ISAs

MoneySavingExpert's guide to the Lifetime ISA which allows 18-39yr olds to save for retirement or a first home and get a 25% bonus.

8 November 2022

Best bank accounts

Best bank accounts

Martin Lewis reveals how to compare and switch to the best bank accounts that can save you £100s a year.

7 November 2022

Automatic savings apps

Automatic savings apps

Automatic savings apps move money from your bank into a separate account automatically. MoneySavingExpert covers how these apps work and our top picks.

4 November 2022

0% balance transfer & purchase cards

0% balance transfer & purchase cards

Most credit cards offer either a good deal on 0% balance transfers OR purchases, but some do both with only one credit check - see Money Saving Expert.

3 November 2022

Representative APR examples

Representative APR examples

Read our guide to representative APRs for all current best buy personal loans on Money Saving Expert

25 October 2022

Top app-based bank accounts

Top app-based bank accounts

Find the best online personal finance apps for managing your money, plus MoneySavingExpert's key need-to-knows about app-based banking and savings.

24 October 2022

Money transfer credit cards

Money transfer credit cards

A clever credit card trick can bag you a 0% cash loan into your bank account. Use the top 0% money transfers to pay off debt & save £1,000s. Money Saving Expert.

14 October 2022

Top cards for under-18s

Top cards for under-18s

Best prepaid cards and bank accounts for teenagers, MoneySavingExpert reveals the pros and cons of each and why having a card would be useful for your kids.

12 October 2022

Share dealing

Share dealing

We review how to buy shares & cover the top brokers in our online share dealing guide. Learn to reduce expensive brokerage commissions with Money Saving Expert.

11 October 2022

Cut overdraft charges

Cut overdraft charges

If you're paying over the odds for your overdraft, MoneySavingExpert shares 10 ways to help you cut your costs & get out of debt.

4 October 2022

Make £100s switching bank again and again

Make £100s switching bank again and again

Martin Lewis reveals how to become a 'super switcher' and easily make £100s plus perks

4 October 2022

Basic bank accounts

Basic bank accounts

Looking to open a basic bank account? Read MoneySavingExpert's guide first. Basic bank accounts have no fees and can be opened with a bad credit score.

4 October 2022

Top packaged bank accounts

Top packaged bank accounts

Packaged bank accounts give mobile phone insurance, travel insurance & breakdown cover for a £10-£20/mth fee. MoneySavingExpert helps you check if they're worth it.

3 October 2022