Matt Mckenna runs the communications and content marketing for Finder in the UK after beginning his career at the PR agency, Third City. He has been conducting consumer research and investigations for 8 years within personal finance, with a particular focus on investing, banking and fintech. He is one of Finder’s spokespeople, appearing on Bloomberg and ITV News as well as being quoted in a range of national publications, and sits on the board of Citizens Advice Westminster.
- Banking & savings
- Scams & consumer advocacy
- Money saving
- Tech & AI in personal finance
- Oversees Finder’s consumer research & press office
- Quoted regularly in national media & on TV
- Awarded PR Week’s ‘30 under 30’ in 2020 & finalist at PRCA’s Young PR Professional Of The Year in 2021
- Launched UK award schemes, including Finder’s People’s Choice Awards
- Oversaw Finder’s 4 award wins at the Employee Experience Awards
- Judges PR Week annual awards
- Management Studies | Nottingham University
- The Times
- Huffington Post
- Evening Standard
- Motley Fool
- PR Week
- PR Week - 30 under 30 interview
Industry insights from Matt McKenna
We asked Matt about the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within personal finance
How could AI impact the world of personal finance?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the preserve of science fiction movies and it brings a fascinating mix of potential benefits vs risks. As an example, its ability to digest huge amounts of information could help to level the playing field for amateur investors. To help demonstrate this we tasked ChatGPT to create a ‘fund’ that then went on to comprehensively beat the UK’s most popular human-led funds. However, the rising number of deep fake videos and their potential to trick people into losing money is something to be very concerned about. We showed a mixture of real and deep fake clips of celebrities to the public and less than 2% could identify all of them correctly.
Latest articles by Matt McKenna
15 articles written by this author
We looked at how global savings interest rates fared against the UK base rate in 10 countries around the world.
Some of the UK's brightest minds in economics and property share their interest rate predictions ahead of the next Bank of England base rate meeting.
Over 98% of Brits were unable to identify all of the real and fake videos accurately in this deepfake quiz. Can you beat them?
We asked Google Bard to predict a range of financial scenarios, including interest rates, inflation, company earnings, house prices and the strength of the pound. How accurate will the AI bot be?
A fictional experimental fund of 38 stocks chosen by ChatGPT is up 14.73% after 41 weeks of the experiment, beating the top 10 funds in the UK.
Find out how the cost of living in the UK has changed over time in comparison to inflation with our historical price tracker.
Our panel of experts shares its predictions on the course of the pound against the dollar and the euro.
Half of British investors plan to ‘buy the dip’ (plus, how does this crash compare with the worst of the last 50 years?)
New research by finder.com has revealed half (48%) of British investors plan to buy the dip (if the share market falls by at least 20% in 2022).
We are tracking the S&P 500's value every day and comparing it to the worst market crashes of the last 50 years.
We've compared the market cap of the world's biggest companies against GDPs of countries in this live and interactive map.