Personal Finance Story of the Year

Tom Kelly Investigations Editor and Jacob Dirnhuber, assistant News Editor at The Daily Mail, respectively collect their trophies from Alice Osborn, PR Manager at Direct Line and awards host Ayesha Hazarika MBE


Scam Schools, Tom Kelly and Jacob Dirnhuber, The Daily Mail

The story of the year element of the Headlinemoney Awards allows journalists covering different areas of financial services to showcase their very best work from the preceding 12 months.

From a strong array of personal finance stories, one stood out in the scoring phase and that did not change during the panel discussion. Many congratulations to Tom Kelly and Jacob Dirnhuber of the Daily Mail for Scam Schools.

“Brilliant investigative journalism with everything a consumer-interest article needs,” said one judge. “An alarming expose with impressive investigative work, highlighting the massive fraud problem in the UK,” commented another.


On the hook, Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money

Scam Schools, Tom Kelly and Jacob Dirnhuber, The Daily Mail

MSE pressure forces broker Tembo to remove ads encouraging people to pay off student loans by remortgaging, Helen Knapman,

Britain's Forgotten Benefit: Significant payments are available to those who’ve recently lost a loved one, but Faye Lipson finds too many are missing out, Faye Lipson, Which? Money

Royal Mail Stamp Swap Fiasco, Laura Purkess, for work at Money Mail, The Daily Mail

The great tax grab, Danielle Richardson, Which? Money

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