Helen Saxon

Deputy Editor

Helen joined MSE in August 2019 as Banking Editor, looking after the banking and insurance content on the website. As of January 2022, she's now Deputy Editor.

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, Helen spends her time travelling, doing pub quizzes, playing board games or walking.

Latest from Helen Saxon

Cut existing loan costs

Cut existing loan costs

Find out when it's worth switching loans and use our loan calculator to cut costs on Money Saving Expert.

28 September 2022

Cheap personal car loans

Cheap personal car loans

Personal car loans are one of the cheapest ways to pay for a car if you don’t have savings - read MoneySavingExpert's guide for all the tips on getting the best rate and compare deals to ensure you don’t get overcharged.

28 September 2022

Child Trust Funds

Child Trust Funds

Child Trust Funds have been replaced by junior ISAs, but CTF-holders can now switch to the new accounts. This Money Saving Expert guide shows you how.

1 September 2022

Sharesave schemes

Sharesave schemes

Interested in applying for a sharesave or SAYE scheme at your workplace? MoneySavingExpert covers how the scheme works, how to apply and the main risks and benefits.

31 August 2022

Are my savings safe?

Are my savings safe?

Check the safety of your savings using the Money Saving Expert safe savings checker tool. Information on the FSCS bank protection limits.

30 August 2022

Reclaim forgotten cash

Reclaim forgotten cash

There are billions of pounds of unclaimed premium bonds, bank accounts and pensions in the UK. This Money Saving Expert guide helps you find yours...

17 August 2022

Tax-free savings & the starting savings rate

Tax-free savings & the starting savings rate

If you earn less than £18,570 in income & savings interest, you can get all interest paid tax-free. Read MoneySavingExpert's guide to find your allowance.

12 August 2022

Withdrawing cash abroad

Withdrawing cash abroad

Withdrawn cash on a credit card on hols for the best rates, but worried about its impact on your credit score? This MoneySavingExpert guide sorts the facts from the myths.

26 July 2022

Secured Loans

Secured Loans

Thinking about borrowing money against your home? This MoneySavingExpert guide explains what secured loans are, how to find cheap deals and the best alternatives.

20 May 2022

What type of ISA should I get?

What type of ISA should I get?

How much can I put in an cash ISA? Which type of ISA should I pick in 2021/22 and how can I split the allowance? This MoneySavingExpert guide has everything you need to know about ISAs.

6 April 2022

Setting-Off Rules

Setting-Off Rules

The legal right to set off means banks can use your money to pay off debts without permission. This MoneySavingExpert guide tells you how to fight back.

1 February 2022

Coronavirus finance & bills help

Coronavirus finance & bills help

Many are worried about the UK impact of the coronavirus on their ability to pay bills and even stay in their home. This guide tells you what help's out there if you can't pay bills or pay loans or credit cards back.

1 January 2022

Martin Lewis awarded CBE in New Year Honours – congratulations from the MSE team

Martin Lewis awarded CBE in New Year Honours – congratulations from the MSE team

Heartfelt congratulations from the MSE team

31 December 2021

Government brings back PCR tests and isolation requirements for travellers returning to the UK

Government brings back PCR tests and isolation requirements for travellers returning to the UK

New measures include testing and isolation requirements for travellers to the UK and a strengthening of mask-wearing guidance in England.

27 November 2021

Persistent debt help

Persistent debt help

Everything you need to know about persistent debt letters and how the new credit card rules could impact your repayments. Tackle long-term credit card debt with the help of MoneySavingExpert.

18 November 2021

The electoral roll

The electoral roll

How to sign up to the Electoral Roll and boost your credit rating. Our guide tells you all you need to know.

16 September 2021