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Liz Edwards

Liz Edwards

Editor-in-chief

Liz Edwards has been a consumer writer and editor for more than 20 years. She led award-winning teams at the campaigning publisher Which?, and has covered a range of consumer rights and personal finance topics including pensions, credit, banking and insurance. Liz has appeared frequently in national media such as The Sun, Metro, HuffPost and The Independent. She loves to cut through waffle to give consumers the real lowdown. And she loves puns.

Expertise

  • Consumer rights and protection
  • Saving money
  • Buy now, pay later
  • Insurance
  • Consumer trends

Experience

  • Quoted multiple times in national media
  • Interviewed on national radio and TV
  • Led and managed many award-winning editors and teams
  • Launched new reviews topics, methodologies and awards schemes
  • Launched industry reports series
  • Successfully campaigned for better consumer protection and information

Education

  • MA Classics | Oxford University
  • Postgraduate diploma in journalism | Cardiff University

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Industry insights from Liz Edwards

We asked Liz about the changes happening in buy now, pay later services

Long-awaited government plans to regulate buy now, pay later (BNPL) services finally appeared in 2023. This is good news for the many consumers using BNPL who haven’t realised that it's a form of credit, or that if they miss a payment, there are consequences which can, with some services, ultimately include debt collection. When we investigated the sector, we encountered a confusing lottery - some services said that the user’s credit score could be affected, others said it wouldn’t be, some sites contradicted themselves. Getting basic information was hard work. One provider refused to tell us its last resort for missed payments. It’s no wonder consumers are confused. It’s definitely time to give everyone the right information upfront so they know what they’re getting into.

Latest articles by Liz Edwards

105 articles written by this author

Women-led firms lag behind in startup funding despite equality drive

The gulf between the amounts received by men vs women from government-backed startup loans has widened, despite calls for more funding for women entrepreneurs.

Liz Edwards 19 April 2024
Women-led firms lag behind in startup funding despite equality drive

5 underrated holiday hotspots and how to fly there on your business spending

Here’s how your business spending can add up to flights to some fabulous hotspots in 2024, with a BA Amex Accelerating Business Card. (Paid content)

Liz Edwards 18 March 2024
5 underrated holiday hotspots and how to fly there on your business spending

4 ways to get the most from Budget tax savings

How to get the most out of any savings you've made from the national insurance cuts announced in the Spring Budget.

Liz Edwards 8 March 2024
4 ways to get the most from Budget tax savings

Spring Budget 2024: How to boost your finances with the new changes

How to turn tax savings announced in the Spring Budget into more than £1,000 in a year. Here are 4 ways to use national insurance savings.

Liz Edwards 6 March 2024
Spring Budget 2024: How to boost your finances with the new changes

Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $69,000

The leading cryptocurrency has set a new all time high above $69,000. Here's what this means and why it's happened.

Liz Edwards 5 March 2024
Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $69,000

NatWest bank switch deal: February to April 2024

Find out how you can open a new current account with NatWest and take advantage of the latest switching bonus.

Liz Edwards 16 February 2024
NatWest bank switch deal: February to April 2024

3 ways to spend smarter at Christmas

Millions of us will be spending carefully this Christmas, and putting our spending on credit cards. Here's how to spend smarter.

Liz Edwards 8 December 2023
3 ways to spend smarter at Christmas

Autumn Statement 2023: What it means for you

Finder's experts explain the impact of the changes your finances.

Liz Edwards 22 November 2023
Autumn Statement 2023: What it means for you

Older generations turning to buy now, pay later as usage soars

Finance watchdog raps providers over their small print as it reveals a rise in BNPL.

Liz Edwards 3 November 2023
Older generations turning to buy now, pay later as usage soars

UK spending on Halloween set to top £1bn this year

Finder's new research shows Brits expect to spend more than £1 billion in 2023, and gen Z will splurge the most.

Liz Edwards 27 October 2023
UK spending on Halloween set to top £1bn this year
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