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.
- Financial wellness
- First-time buyers
- Millennial money
- UK top trends
- Hosting live events
- Self-shooting video production
- Video editing
- 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
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), English Literature | King’s College London | 2009 - 2012
- Subediting | London School of Journalism | 2015
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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