Sophie joined MSE in August 2021 after working at trade magazine Professional Adviser for nearly three years as a senior reporter. During the first lockdown, and while furloughed, Sophie extended her writing experience by working for contraceptive platform The Lowdown. The content she wrote certainly differed from her usual personal finance stories!
In her spare time, Sophie attempts to keep a solid fitness routine (albeit unsuccessfully) and also takes care of several dogs including a cocker spaniel puppy and a cockapoo.
Latest from Sophie King
Train or Tube journey affected by the latest strikes? Here are your refund rights
Transport services across the UK are to be disrupted again with thousands of rail workers due to walk out on Wednesday 1 February and Friday 3 February.
14 March 2023
Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering
Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.
29 December 2022
Book your Christmas delivery slots now with spots opening at Asda and Sainsbury's - here's when and how to do it
If you're planning to order your Christmas food shop online we've rounded-up the key dates major supermarkets will let you book from.
6 December 2022
You've only got a few days left to triple your Tesco Clubcard points when spent on 'Delivery Saver' plans - here's all you need to know
Tesco shoppers who spend Clubcard points on the supermarket's 'Delivery Saver' plans will soon get less bang for their buck. From 14 November, shoppers will no longer be able to triple the value of points to spend on the grocery delivery plans, with points only being worth face value from this date.
11 November 2022
£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid
Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).
7 November 2022
Four more 'banking hubs' to open in a bid to boost access to cash as high street branches close – here's a full list of the 27 planned hubs
The hubs will operate in a similar way to bank branches, but their services are shared, with banks providing staff on rotation so that trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.
2 November 2022
BrightHouse customer? Here are the latest need-to-knows following the rent-to-own firm's collapse
Customers of collapsed rent to own company BrightHouse are unlikely to get any money back after the firm's joint administrators said the cost of refunding people would "far exceed" the money available.
2 November 2022
Apple TV+ hiked from £4.99 a month to £6.99 – here's all you need to know
If you're an Apple TV customer your next monthly bill will rise from £4.99 to £6.99 after the company said it is raising prices due to increasing licensing costs. But remember you can leave penalty free or, if you're an avid Apple user and have other subscriptions, such as Apple Music, it might be worth considering Apple One.
26 October 2022
Martin Lewis: Aged 45 to 70? Check if you can turn £800 into £5,500 by paying to boost your state pension
Aged between 45 and 70 years-old? You could be missing years off your state pension worth £1,000s, so check NOW. That's the warning from MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) founder Martin Lewis in the second episode of the latest series of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
26 October 2022
Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine
If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.
25 October 2022
McDonalds to scrap 'free' coffee stamp loyalty scheme from 31 October and you'll now have to spend more to get a 'free' hot drink
McDonald's fans will no longer be able to collect ‘free’ coffee stamps from 31 October after the fast food giant said it was scrapping the scheme. Plus, if you want a 'free' coffee from 1 November you'll now need to pay more.
24 October 2022
Sainsbury's Bank slashes Nectar points earned on credit card spending from 1 November - here's what's happening
Sainsbury's shoppers who use its credit card to earn Nectar points will soon get less bang for their buck. From 1 November, the supermarket will slash the number of Nectar points card users can earn when spending at the retailer.
24 October 2022
Vodafone launches cheapest broadband tariff for households on benefits - here's how it compares
Vodafone has launched a £12 a month social tariff called 'Vodafone Essentials Broadband' for those receiving universal credit and other support payments. It is the cheapest social tariff on the market.
21 October 2022
Sky Stream launches today, letting you watch Sky TV without a satellite dish – here's how the new service compares
You can now get access to Sky TV, plus Netflix and other channels, without the need for a satellite dish.
18 October 2022
Waitrose brings back 'free' coffee for myWaitrose members - but you'll need to bring your own cup to avoid a £4 charge
If you're a 'myWaitrose' loyalty scheme member you'll soon be able to get a 'free' coffee when you make a purchase in store as the supermarket has announced it will bring back the popular deal.
17 October 2022
MSE joins campaigners calling on Liz Truss to find the "quickest and most effective" way to shield consumers from online scams
MoneySavingExpert.com and its founder Martin Lewis have joined forces with a number of campaign groups and organisations to urge the Prime Minister to push the scams element of the Online Safety Bill through Parliament as quickly as possible in a bid to end the "constant perpetuation of online fraud".
14 October 2022