Jessica Bown is an award-winning freelance journalist and editor who has been writing about personal finance for almost 20 years. She started her career on the Money team at the Daily Express, then spent two years at The Sunday Times before going freelance in 2006 - and has been contributing to the MoneySuperMarket website ever since.
"I love a bit of jargon busting. The finance world’s hooked on it, but I’m here to strip it all away and make things nice and simple – to help you find the deals you need at MoneySuperMarket."
Working from home has become much more common thanks to the popularity of hybrid working patterns. But do you need special insurance to work from home?
Vehicles usually either have manual or automatic transmission – find out what this means and how it can affect your car insurance premiums
When looking to buy or sell a home, the first thing to understand is how much the property is worth. Thankfully, there are plenty of free online tools that can help carry out useful house valuations.
Most homeowners know that they want to avoid being in negative equity. But what does it really mean, exactly? If you find yourself in a tricky situation, what steps can you take to get out of it? Read our guide on negative equity mortgages to learn more.
You can take out a mortgage through a mortgage broker or directly from a bank or building society. Either way, the aim is to find the cheapest mortgage for your needs. Read our ‘broker vs lender’ guide to learn all you need to know.
You might think you’re too young to need life cover, but taking out life insurance under 30 could save you money – and protect your loved ones should the worst happen
Being part of a property chain can delay your plans to buy or sell a house. Here are MoneySuperMarket’s top tips for keeping the process moving.
Here’s what you need to know about protecting your home. Stormy weather can damage buildings such as houses and block of flats. Here’s everything you need to know about protecting your home
What happens when you need to make an insurance claim for a car accident that was not your fault? MoneySuperMarket explains all you need to know.
Whiplash damage can be painful and long lasting, it can also be easily faked. Making a whiplash claim can be a complicated process but it is possible to get compensation for your injury. It can be difficult to assess the extent of a whiplash injury and it is widely thought that a large proportion of whiplash compensation claims are exaggerated or invented for financial gain.
You have to take out car insurance to drive your car in the UK, but there’s little point getting double insurance by buying more than one policy. Here’s why
You don’t have to own a car to get yourself insured on it – but you do need the owner’s permission!
Everything you need to know about car insurance and medical disclosure
Paying annually for car insurance might mean a bigger initial payment, but it does work out cheaper - here's why
Your car insurance can cover several drivers or several cars – you just need the right sort of policy
If you have more than one car, it’s understandable you want to keep insurance costs as low as possible. Rather than take out two separate policies, there could be a cheaper option…
Learn all about why your car might be written off and what you can do if it is
Find out how to get proof of your no-claims discount so you can take advantage when you switch car insurance providers
Car insurance claims aren’t always straightforward – here’s our guide on how they work and what you need to do
Find out how to calculate your home insurance cost before comparing quotes with MoneySuperMarket
You can transfer your car insurance to your new car – here’s what you need to know about how to do it, and whether it will affect your cover
Car insurance claims are generally paid out minus a compulsory excess, plus the voluntary excess you choose to pay. Find out more with our five-minute guide
Buildings insurance and contents insurance offer vital protection if there’s a fire at your home
If you have solar panels installed on your home, it's important to have adequate insurance in place
Keen collector? Make sure you have the correct cover in place with our handy guide.
Your next trip to Pakistan should be remembered for the right reasons, so it’s important you get travel insurance to protect you
Taking out travel insurance will help ensure you remember your time in the tropical paradise that is Malaysia for all the right reasons
Taking out travel insurance will allow you to enjoy total peace of mind as you revel in Iceland’s natural splendour
Make sure you remember your trip to Hong Kong for all the right reasons by taking out travel insurance before you go
Taking out travel insurance for your next trip to China will allow you to fully enjoy this fascinating Asian destination
The price of your car insurance will almost certainly rise if you get points on your licence or a speeding ticket
If you’ve claimed on your home insurance in the past, your new quote will be higher when you come to renew – here’s what you can do about it
The type of lock you use to secure your home has a direct effect on your home insurance premiums. Here’s everything you need to know about door locks and security
There are many differences between petrol and diesel cars – but the choice you make could end up saving you money, even on your insurance
Market traders' insurance provides key protection for businesses in this sector, including public liability insurance and cover for stock and equipment.
We take a look at some of the steps you can take to help look after elderly relatives
You have the right to cancel your home insurance if you need to, but you may have to pay a fee to do so
There’s no central database you can check to know if your home is insured – and by which company. But with a bit of detective work, you can still find out
You can switch to a new mortgage deal without changing mortgage lenders. Find out more about remortgaging with your existing lender, so you can decide if it’s the right move for you
Don’t let misconceptions about remortgaging put you off – switching to a new deal can be quick and easy, and could save you thousands of pounds
Apple is getting ready to launch the iPhone 12 Max. Find out if it’s the phone for you – and compare deals with MoneySuperMarket
Giving your children pocket money can help them learn the value of money. Discover more about the age at which it’s best to give pocket money and how much to give
From credit cards and savings accounts to insurance costs and travel plans, our guide explains how to give your children more freedom to manage their money at various life stages
Take a look at the steps you can take to stay on top of your finances at university – whether that’s managing your student loan or searching for the right student account
Moving in together is a big step, so being clear on who pays for what at the start should help you avoid tricky conversations later on
We explain the different types of fees you can expect to find on a current account.
We explain all you need to know about credit unions, what they do and who they are for.
How to make sure you’re financially prepared before you move out of the family home…
Making a few small changes to how you manage your family finances can have a huge impact on how much you have left at the end of the month
Boilercare is a product designed to offer you protection in the event that your boiler breaks down and you are left without adequate heating, hot water or both
From understanding what you’re covered for to switching insurers, sorting out your boiler cover might leave you with an array of unanswered questions. Here’s some of the most frequently asked questions to make the process of finding cover, easy