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Richard Laycock

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Richard Laycock is Finder’s insights editor after spending the last five years writing and editing articles about insurance. His musings can be found across the web including on MoneyMag, Yahoo Finance and Travel Weekly. When he’s not doing deep dives on data, he is testing the quality of cocktails in his newfound home of New York. Richard studied Media at Macquarie University and The Missouri School of Journalism and has a Tier 1 Certification in General Advice for Life Insurance.

Latest articles by Richard Laycock

117 articles written by this author

House fire statistics

House fires cost a whopping $7.8 billion in property damage each year, and the main cause won't surprise you.

Richard Laycock 19 October 2020
House fire statistics

Christmas spending statistics 2020

A Finder poll reveals that 40% of people plan to deck fewer halls this Christmas season. Looking at which gender and country will spend less and impact on retailers, we can expect more 'bah humbug' this year.

Richard Laycock 12 October 2020
Christmas spending statistics 2020

Which US states are hit most often by hurricanes?

We took a stroll down hurricane alley to learn which states are the most at risk for being hit, what time of year is the most active and which violent storms cost the most.

Richard Laycock 5 October 2020
Which US states are hit most often by hurricanes?

Processing fees and campaigns: How much are Americans spending?

Finder uncovers how much Americans are spending on payment processing fees for political campaign donations, who pays the fees and which companies are benefiting the most.

Richard Laycock 28 September 2020
Processing fees and campaigns: How much are Americans spending?

How would you spend your savings?

In the age of #adulting, Finder asks Americans what their financial priorities are and what they're most willing to dip into their savings for.

Richard Laycock 21 September 2020
How would you spend your savings?

Tipping in America

Cows and the Titanic aren't the only ones who tip. Finder analyzes which Americans are the best tippers, where they live and how old they are.

Richard Laycock 31 August 2020
Tipping in America

Investing in the era of COVID-19

Finder speaks with investment experts from around the world about what investing looks like in a post-COVID-19 world.

Susannah Binsted & Richard Laycock 10 July 2020
Investing in the era of COVID-19

States with the strictest driving laws

If you're relaxed behind the wheel, you'll want to steer clear of these states with the strictest driving laws.

Richard Laycock 10 July 2020
States with the strictest driving laws

Credit card concierge services: Which can help you find hair clippers?

Finder has set out to shave you a lot of trouble, finding which credit card concierge service can help you find hair clippers if you're in a tangle.

Richard Laycock 20 May 2020
Credit card concierge services: Which can help you find hair clippers?

What is the average credit score in America?

Finder analyzes data to determine what the average credit score is by state and if higher education converts to higher credit scores.

Richard Laycock 19 May 2020
What is the average credit score in America?
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