Cathy is a freelance journalist specialising in money, property, smart homes and technology. She started out as a mortgage and property journalist in 2001 and then worked for Which? for 12 years, researching and writing about all aspects of personal finance. Cathy later moved on to editor roles covering subjects as diverse as money, home appliances and cars. Her final role at Which? was as Technology Editor, commissioning and editing content on a range of technology areas, including smart homes, online security and privacy, and audio products. Cathy went freelance in 2018, with publications including Loveproperty.com, Lovemoney.com, The London Evening Standard, Which? Computing, The i Paper and Finder.com.
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