Savings Journalist of the Year

The Mail on Sunday's Rachel Rickard Straus collects her Award from Director of Savings at Yorkshire Building Society Tina Hughes and Awards Host Marcus Brigstocke


With such a strong shortlist, it was a challenge to agree the winner for this category. In the end, it was The Mail on Sunday’s Rachel Rickard Straus who took the trophy. 

“Three great topical pieces with the kind of human touch that goes down well with her readers,” one judge commented. A second judge added: “Rachel is a beautiful writer... delivering unconventional twists on savings stories.” 

A third judge praised Rachel’s story: “The town that has ten bank branches” as “the perfect personal finance story - she visited Hounslow, talked to everyone and showed the banks are lying about people not wanting to go to branches.”



  • Chiara Cavaglieri, Which? Money
  • Kalpana Fitzpatrick, The Money Edit, for work on Hearst Magazines
  • Amelia Murray, Daily Mail
  • George Nixon, The Times and The Sunday Times, for work on This is Money
  • Rachel Rickard Straus, The Mail on Sunday 


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