Oli Townsend

Assistant Deals & Features Editor

Oli joined MSE in November 2015 on the Deals team. Prior to becoming a professional MoneySaver, Oli spent five years as a radio presenter for a group of stations (now known as More Radio) in Sussex and wrote a monthly music column for a regional magazine.

Oli still puts his radio voice to good use, regularly talking about the latest MoneySaving tips on national and regional radio stations.

Not wanting to be labelled as having a face for radio, you'll often see Oli pop up in MSE videos on Twitter and Facebook, showing you how to get the best deals and freebies – even if it means standing in busy Covent Garden in London wearing nothing but a dressing gown to bag a free breakfast. Really, this happened.

Latest from Oli Townsend

Insider MoneySaving tips

Insider MoneySaving tips

MSE users spill the beans on their hidden vocational knowledge. These tips are unverified but may help you save money.

8 September 2022

Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Cut the cost of cinema tickets for Cineworld, Odeon, Vue, Showcase and more, plus Meerkat Movies trick to get 2for1 cinema for a year

30 August 2022

Crouching down, hidden bargain – how looking low can save on your supermarket shop

Crouching down, hidden bargain – how looking low can save on your supermarket shop

Supermarkets try all sorts of tactics to make us spend more, and a trick of the eye means you could be missing out on the best value items every time you go shopping. It’s all about where products are positioned on the shelves, with stores tending to place more expensive items at average eye-level, hoping we’ll grab...

22 August 2022

Student loan interest rates to be capped at 7.3% from September

Student loan interest rates to be capped at 7.3% from September

Student loan interest rates are set to rise from 4.5% to 7.3% for many from September, the Government has announced. The change will affect current students in England and Wales, as well as former students with outstanding loans who started university in/after 2012.

11 June 2022

Meerkat Movies and Meals trick

Meerkat Movies and Meals trick

How to get a year's Meerkat Movies & Meals 2for1 for about £1 with a clever trick from Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert.

16 May 2022

Passport Renewal Tips

Passport Renewal Tips

A normal passport costs £72.50, but shyster sites can add up to £99 to the cost to check it for you. Use MoneySavingExpert's guide to find the official passport link.

3 May 2022