Success for Moneywise at prestigious Headlinemoney journalism awards

Published by Helen Knapman on 09 May 2018.
Last updated on 09 May 2018

Adam Williams accepting his award on stage

A Moneywise journalist has scooped a top award at the annual Headlinemoney Awards 2018, which took place last night.

Our former product writer and researcher, Adam Williams (pictured above accepting his award) beat stiff competition from The Telegraph, The Times, This is Money, and Which? to take the Mortgage Journalist of the Year (Consumer) award – sponsored by Habito – for his work on Moneywise.

Adam’s win follows our campaign to raise awareness of the plight of interest-only mortgage borrowers – many of whom are Moneywise readers – who will struggle to repay their debt at the end of their loan term. The two articles he submitted on this subject for his award entry are as follows:

The final article submitted as part of Adam’s awards entry was a piece on the UK’s mortgage misfits who are trapped on high interest loans, following changes in affordability tests. Only last week the financial regulator concluded that more needs to be done to help these 30,000 residential mortgage prisoners.

Read Adam’s article below:

One judge commented that: "Adam's stories offered really good analysis and helpful information for borrowers." Another panellist added: "His stories offered a great level of practical advice, plenty of reader focus and incredibly detailed pointers."

Other notable wins on the night included the Financial Commentator of the Year award for Moneywise columnist and personal finance editor of The Mail on Sunday, Jeff Prestridge. While regular Moneywise contributor, Andy Webb, snapped up the Financial Blog of the Year award for his website

Moneywise was also shortlisted in the Consumer Money Title of the Year category, while acting editor Helen Knapman was shortlisted for the Consumer Money Journalist of the Year award, and Moneywise columnist, Simon Read, was shortlisted for Consumer Champion of the Year. Adam, who now works for The Telegraph, was also shortlisted in the Savings Journalist of the Year category for his work on Moneywise.

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