YourMoney.com team snaps up two financial journalism awards
Faith (pictured left) claimed the trophy in the newly-created category of Savings Journalist of the Year at the celebrated financial journalism industry’s Headlinemoney Awards this week.
The category reflected the current depressed state of affairs whereby savers are suffering against a backdrop of chronically low interest rates, meaning they’re in need of much informed guidance when it comes to getting their money working as hard as possible.
Faith’s article on children’s savings was singled out by the judges. One judge said: “It was well researched, comprehensive and just a really good read. Joanna’s submissions fit the brief perfectly.” Faith was praised for her strong submissions which provided essential guidance for readers who were struggling to get a return on their money in the current bleak savings climate.
Kubiak (pictured right) on the same team also won Household Money Journalist of the Year thanks to her strong all-round submissions featuring interesting subjects close to the heart of consumers.
The senior reporter was praised for her piece on car insurance. Described as ‘brilliant and original’ she was commended for unearthing interesting findings and was congratulated on her research skills. One judge remarked: “When someone is covering the subject of household money, what you want as a reader is a combination of interesting pointers and information you can trust so you can go about tackling your own financial affairs. Kubiak definitely delivered on this front.”
Both swept aside other nominees from a raft of national papers to seal their wins.
Samantha Partington (pictured centre), deputy editor of sister-title Mortgage Solutions, part of AE3 Media, picked up the Mortgage Journalist of the Year (B2B) title at the awards held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
This is Partington’s second win after first scooping the award in 2015.
The judges were impressed by the quality of Partington’s contact book and said she ‘owned’ the stories she submitted for the competition. One judge said: “Her story on how one big name high street lender was writing to clients six months before their mortgage term finished in a bid to try and cut out brokers was really good. Samantha drives issues forward and is very good at explaining things clearly.”
The Headlinemoney Awards are the annual benchmark of excellence in financial journalism.