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Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

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Sophie Barber is a content marketing manager for Finder in the UK after previously working as a content manager at a digital marketing agency. She has over 5 years experience in writing and publishing clear, concise and informative online articles for a variety of websites.

She holds a Master's in English from the University of Exeter and is passionate about creating content that taps into trending topics and helps make personal finance decisions easier.

In her spare time, you can find her hunting down London's best vegetarian restaurants or relaxing with a book and a cup of coffee.

Expertise

  • Publishing original personal finance research
  • Creating data-led statistics pages to highlight industry trends
  • Cost of living and money saving tips

Education

  • MA English Literary Studies | University of Exeter
  • BA (Hons) English | University of Exeter

Latest articles by Sophie Barber

65 articles written by this author

Cost of living in the UK: Calculator to compare cities

Compare the cost of living in cities around the UK and discover the salary you would need to rent a 1-bedroom flat in each location.

Chris Lilly & Sophie Barber 21 May 2024
Cost of living in the UK: Calculator to compare cities

Business failure statistics UK

We look at business survival rates, how the chance of business failure varies between industries and some of the reasons businesses stop trading.

Matthew Boyle & Sophie Barber 16 May 2024
Business failure statistics UK

Gender bias in AI: Is there a problem with representation?

Investigating AI gender bias, we prompted ChatGPT to show images of people in high-powered roles and 99 out of 100 were white men.

Sophie Barber 23 April 2024
Gender bias in AI: Is there a problem with representation?

Robinhood statistics 2024: Users, revenue and growth

We look at the latest statistics on global trading app Robinhood, including the number of users, revenue and profitability.

George Sweeney, DipFA & Sophie Barber 15 April 2024
Robinhood statistics 2024: Users, revenue and growth

1 in 4 Brits plan to open an ISA in the new tax year

More than 13 million Brits plan to open an ISA after the new financial year starts on 6 April, according to a new Finder survey.

Sophie Barber 4 April 2024
1 in 4 Brits plan to open an ISA in the new tax year

Nearly half of Brits couldn’t cover a month of living costs from their savings

Almost half of Brits have £1,000 or less stashed away, meaning they'd struggle to cover a month of living expenses using their savings.

Sophie Barber 15 March 2024
Nearly half of Brits couldn’t cover a month of living costs from their savings

Home ownership in the UK: Key statistics for 2024

Official data shows that 63% of people in England and Wales own their home. We look at the latest home ownership statistics in the UK.

Emily Herring & Sophie Barber 14 March 2024
Home ownership in the UK: Key statistics for 2024

Women in business statistics: 2024

Explore the latest statistics on women in business, including the number of businesses owned by women and access to funding and loans.

Emily Herring & Sophie Barber 22 February 2024
Women in business statistics: 2024

Half of UK adults have now used BNPL as the government delays plans to regulate the sector

Half of UK adults, around 26.4 million, have now used BNPL while the government delays plans to regulate the sector.

Sophie Barber 21 February 2024
Half of UK adults have now used BNPL as the government delays plans to regulate the sector

Half of adults in the UK have now used buy now, pay later

Half of adults in the UK - around 26.4 million Brits - have now used buy now, pay later (BNPL), according to new research.

Sophie Barber 16 February 2024
Half of adults in the UK have now used buy now, pay later
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