Rachel Wait

Personal finance journalist

An experienced freelance journalist specialising in personal finance and consumer issues.


Rachel Wait has been working in the personal finance sector for almost 15 years. Having previously worked at Shares Magazine, lovemoney.com and comparison site MoneySuperMarket, she went freelance in early 2020. 

Rachel has written for a wide range of publications including The Mail on Sunday, The Observer, goodto.com, Finder and The Sun. She’s also covered a variety of topics, from credit cards to mortgages to car insurance. She is passionate about helping people learn more about money so that they can be more confident managing their finances.

Previous work by Rachel

Take a look at some of Rachel’s previous articles outside of Car Sloth.

  • Gone down a pothole? How to claim the cost of any damage - The Mail on Sunday
  • What does APR mean and how does it work when it comes to borrowing money? Goodto.com
  • Hybrid car insurance - Finder
  • What is a premium credit card? - Evening Standard
  • Six ways to beat the cost of living hikes - The Sun
  • Home insurance claim denied? Here’s what to do next - Ideal Home
  • Applying for your first credit card - Forbes 
  • 10 ways to save on your car insurance - MoneySuperMarket
  • Can cut-price electronics websites ever be the real deal? - The Observer
  • Holiday cancellations: How to get your money back - Goodto.com
  • Overdraft or credit card: Which is better to borrow money? - Finder
  • Personal accident car insurance - all you need to know - Forbes
  • Do I need mobile phone insurance? - The Money Edit
  • Are you due hundreds of pounds in compensation or refunds? - The Mail on Sunday
  • A beginner’s guide to mortgages - Evening Standard
  • Can a speed awareness course affect your car insurance? - Finder
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