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

Woman hugging her elderly mother
Money

What are third-party top-ups?

When could you be asked to contribute towards care fees?

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Passports, travel tickets, maps, credit cards and travel apps
Money

Avoid travel website scams

Don't get caught out by a fake or dubious travel website.

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Definition of fraud in the dictionary
Money

How to avoid a pension review scam

Don't get caught out by criminals trying to get to your pension pot.

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Digital padlock to represent online security
Money

7 ways criminals get your information

Don't make it easy for a scammer to target you.

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Person responding to a phone scam by texting their account details to a criminal pretending to be their bank
Money

Avoid getting caught by a phone scam

Guide to the latest phone scams, with tips to avoid becoming a victim.

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Pile of money to represent the mountains of debt a guarantor could unknowingly find themselves responsible for
Money

The dangers of guarantor loans

Find out exactly what you're signing up for.

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A woman looks concerned by the phone call she has received
Money

How to deal with charity cold callers

Tips to help avoid being put under pressure to donate.

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Money

Avoid these 6 holiday scams

Don't get caught out by criminals on your holiday this summer.

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Woman using laptop while on holiday at the beach
Money

Don’t advertise your home to burglars

Beware sharing too much information about your holidays on social media.

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