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Louise Bastock

Louise Bastock

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Louise is an editor at Finder, specialising in a broad range of financial topics from energy to first-time buyers and financial wellness. As Finder’s video manager she is also responsible for presenting and producing the UK’s video content across multiple channels including YouTube, TikTok and Instagram. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from King’s College London. In her free time, Louise can be found performing in comedy clubs across the UK or figuring out how to justify having a hot tub in her garden.

Expertise

  • Financial wellness
  • First-time buyers
  • Energy
  • Millennial money
  • UK top trends
  • Hosting live events
  • Self-shooting video production
  • Video editing

Experience

  • Written, produced and presented around 80 videos for Finder’s YouTube channel
  • Interviewed Josh Gregory, CEO of Sugi - an ethical investment app
  • Filmed on the world’s fastest roller-coaster in Abu Dhabi

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English Literature | King’s College London | 2009 - 2012
  • Subediting | London School of Journalism | 2015

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Industry insights from Louise Bastock

We asked Louise for her insider tips on the UK’s hot trends.

How has COVID-19 affected the price of a pint across the UK?

Finder’s research shows the average price of a pint in the UK has already risen by 2p since April 2021, an increase of 1% in the space of just 3 months, and a 4% rise since before the pandemic in 2019. In the capital, this is resulting in punters paying an average of £5.36 for a beer, although there are many individual examples where it is above £6. While paying a bit extra for a pint may seem like a welcome sacrifice in order to get out of the house and support your local, this increase could indicate how the economy might tackle its return to ‘normal’. Along with pubs raising their prices, a projected increase in inflation (potentially as high as 1.5% by the end of 2021 and 1.85% in 2022), could mean more pain on the way for pub-goers.

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Latest articles by Louise Bastock

13 articles written by this author

Your survival guide to bank account switching deals

Are switching deals worth the stress these days? Here’s how to bag the most cash and keep your cool in the process.

Louise Bastock 14 June 2024
Your survival guide to bank account switching deals

First-time buyers: Do you need a mortgage broker?

There’s plenty of things you need to find your perfect home. Is a mortgage broker one of them? Here are the pros and cons.

Louise Bastock 24 May 2024
First-time buyers: Do you need a mortgage broker?

First-time buyers: Who to speak to about what

If you're looking to buy your first property this year, here's our breakdown of who to talk to about what from estate agents to ISA providers.

Louise Bastock 8 May 2024
First-time buyers: Who to speak to about what

Financial adviser vs coach: Who to talk to about your money

From financial advisers to accountants - if you need help with your personal finances, here's who to talk to about what.

Louise Bastock 12 April 2024
Financial adviser vs coach: Who to talk to about your money

New year, new home? Tips for first-time buyers in 2024

If your New Year's resolution is to become a home owner, here are 5 tips for first-time buyers to make your money go further.

Louise Bastock 11 January 2024
New year, new home? Tips for first-time buyers in 2024

Find your financial wellness in the lead-up to Christmas

Give yourself the gift of financial wellness this Christmas with these 5 practical steps.

Louise Bastock 15 December 2023
Find your financial wellness in the lead-up to Christmas

5 steps to financial wellness

If your money habits are in need of a makeover, follow these 5 steps to help boost your financial wellness.

Louise Bastock 22 September 2023
5 steps to financial wellness

Finder Gadget Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

See the full results of our independent customer satisfaction survey of hundreds of gadget insurance customers.

Louise Bastock 19 January 2023
Finder Gadget Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

Finder Home Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

See the full results of our independent customer satisfaction survey of 2,414 home insurance customers – who's got you feeling right at home?

Louise Bastock 19 January 2023
Finder Home Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

Finder Travel Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2022

See the full results of our independent customer satisfaction survey of 759 travel insurance customers – who will you go to the ends of the world for?

Louise Bastock 20 January 2022
Finder Travel Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2022
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