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Kate Hughes

Multi award-winner and best-selling author Kate Hughes has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years. She started out at the Financial Times at just 21 years old, holding several senior editorial positions, including Online Editor and Deputy Features Editor for the Business arm of the internationally acclaimed paper over 5 years, before moving on to The Independent as Deputy Personal Finance Editor - just as the Financial Crisis kicked in!

As a freelance writer, Kate has written for most of the UK's broadsheets, a huge range of specialist financial media outlets, and several international titles. A big fan of data and examining the way money shapes all our lives, her work has informed everything from parliamentary debates to local radio phone ins. She regularly works with the BBC as a radio and TV commentator. 

In her free time, Kate is working with her family to create a 100,000 tree woodland near her home on Exmoor to help battle climate change and biodiversity loss.

Kate Hughes

Kate's Experience

Kate Hughes has been contributing to MoneySuperMarket since early 2023, contributing her expertise in credit, savings and loans.

After contributing to the Financial Times for half a decade, Kate's trajectory led her to the Independent where she served as a Deputy Finance Editor during the onset of the financial crisis where she showcased her ability to navigate complex financial challenges.

With a rich and multifaceted career, Kate Hughes is recognised not only as a seasoned financial journalist, but also as a prominent credit expert. She also provides her financial expertise by offering her expert view and verifying the accuracy of our content to ensure that users are making well-informed decisions.

Her passionate advocacy for sustainability aligns seamlessly with her financial background, as she champions environmentally responsible financial practices.

Kate's recent coverage

Expertise

  • Personal Finance

  • Credit

  • Savings & Loans

Awards

  • Best Pension Article (Unbiased Media Awards)

  • Protection Article of the Year (Finalist, Unbiased Media Awards)

  • Contribution to Personal Finance Education (Santander Media Awards)

  • Financing Healthcare (Winner, Medical Journalists Association)

  • Protection Writer of the Year (Winner, Headlinemoney)