I began my career as a journalist reporting on financial markets – Workplace Savings and Benefits (pensions), Mortgage Solutions (mortgages, credit and the property market) and Investment Week (asset management). As a news reporter, I learned how to build up contacts in new industries fast, master technical subjects from bond yields to mortgage-backed securities, and hunt for exclusives across digital and print titles.

I helped to found the online personal finance section of The Mirror, Mirror Money Online. As deputy editor, I worked hard to create content that was useful, accessible, popular and not dumbed down.

In 2016, I was named Rising Star at the Headlinemoney awards.

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