Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw

Previously Deputy Money Editor at the Independent and Independent on Sunday, and Money Editor at the Sunday Express, Esther is now freelance, and writes for the Observer, Telegraph, Mirror Online, Sun on Sunday, Moneywise and Good Housekeeping.


Latest Articles from Esther

Festive print purse with two credit cards insdie
Money

The 12 don'ts of Christmas

Save money and stick to your budget with our 12 tips for Christmas spending

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Smiling lady on a sofa with a laptop and a credit card
Money

Act now for the best credit card deals

Longer 0% deals are disappearing, so move fast to shift expensive debts.

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New 12 sided one pound coin in front of an old round one pound coin
Money

What's the deadline for spending my old £1 coins?

And what can I do with them afterwards? All you need to know about the old and new pound coins.

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Senior using credit card to purchase online
Money

Can credit cards protect your rights?

Why paying by credit card can give you extra protection.

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British pound coins in a nest to represent saving in a LISA
Money

What is a LISA?

The much-hyped Lifetime ISA launched on April 6, 2017 - but what is it?

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A man leaves his home to go travelling - hopefully he has the correct home insurance in place
Money

Can travelling invalidate home insurance?

I’m going on holiday for a few weeks – will it affect my home insurance?

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An older couple in a restaurant on holiday pay their bill using Dynamic Currency Conversion
Money

Watch out for the dynamic currency conversion trap

If you’re not asked to pay in the local currency when holidaying, think twice!

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A piggy bank and a model house to represent a mortgage
Money

Give your mortgage a makeover

Review your mortgage borrowing and you could save money.

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A pen rests on a Will
Money

Give your Will the once-over

A Will needs to be kept updated; if not, there is a risk it won’t be valid.

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