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Kate Anderson

I am a freelance personal finance writer who writes for Fool UK and Fitch Solutions. Before becoming a freelancer I worked as an analyst for Nielsen, one of the world's largest research companies, specialising in consumer finance reports and news insights.

Is furniture finance a good idea?

Need to furnish your home but don't know how to pay for it? Is furniture finance the way to go? More »

Do you need a pension if you are part-time?

Part-time but don't know what to do about your pension? Let's take a look More »

Buying a new car: Car finance or personal loan?

Confused about car finance? Here's a breakdown of how you can finance your new set of wheels. More »

How does a base rate rise affect your finances?

What happens to your mortgage, savings, personal loan or credit card when the base rate changes. More »

How to budget for childcare costs

End of maternity leave looming? Here are some top tips on how to prepare yourself for childcare costs More »

Savings are on the rise: so where can you put your money?

Looking to save but don't know where to start? Here's the springboard you need to get you going More »

How to secure your first mortgage

Are you a first-time buyer? Here are our top tips to help you apply for your first mortgage More »

Is there still value in a university degree?

With a third of graduates now overeducated for their job role, is a university degree still worth the cost? More »

How to budget for maternity leave

Expecting a baby? Here are some top tips on how to prepare yourself financially. More »

5 things you must absolutely know before taking out a credit card

Taking a look at the five most important things you should know before hitting 'apply now'. More »

Is this the future of credit card payments?

Is NatWest's new payment plan the sign of things to come? And can it save you money? More »

How does Curve’s new cashback offer stack up?

What is Curves new cashback offer and how does it compare to others? More »

What’s the difference between Mastercard and Visa?

Does it really matter whether or not you have a Mastercard or a Visa? More »

What are contactless payments?

Breaking down what contactless payments are and if they are safe. More »

Are 0% balance transfer deals actually on the rise?

After months of decline, are balance transfer deals finally on the up? More »

How to choose the best reward card

Three bits of advice that will help you choose the best reward card for you. More »

Metal credit cards have arrived in the UK

With the arrival of the metal American Express Platinum card, are we seeing a new wave of metal cards in the UK? More »

What is an IVA?

Explaining what an IVA is and the repercussions of having one. More »

Is Metro Bank’s future safe?

Metro Bank has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, so where does it go from here? More »

5 most common credit card mistakes

What are the five most common mistakes you should avoid making with your credit card? More »