Jasmine Birtles is best known as a financial expert, TV presenter, author, journalist, business commentator and humourist, often combining all her experience into one job.
Her mission is to demystify money and give practical advice to help people get out of debt and manage their finances by spending less, making more and investing for a secure future.
She has money saving and money making ideas, as well as wise spending habits. With a background in stand-up comedy and comedy writing, she’s a financial expert with a twist – unique in that she is able to combine her knowledge of business and personal finance with her comedy skills, making a worrying subject palatable and easy to understand.
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As an independent financial spokesperson, Jasmin Birtles has helped promote the financial services of companies including Air Miles, Carphone Warehouse, Cornhill Insurance, the Foreign Office, Gumtree, Lloyds TSB, Love Food Hate Waste, Olay, the Post Office, Railcard and the Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as for a number of price comparison sites. She also co-presented an in-house business programme for HSBC.
She has also been involved in PR campaigns for Ask Jeeves, Boots, British Gas, IKEA, Kelkoo, Ofgem, Nectar Savvy Shopper, Npower, Santander and Scottish Friendly, amongst others. She has also worked on pension scheme corporate films for Tesco and ITV, as well as fronting a campaign on pension reform for the Department of Work and Pensions.
As a keynote and after-dinner speaker, facilitator, host and corporate presenter, Jasmine has spoken at and hosted conferences for a wide variety of companies including Abbey National, Aegon, Barclays Stockbrokers, Blackrock, BT, EDF Energy, Ernst and Young, Everywoman, IBM, the Money Advice Service, Moneyfacts, NBC, o2, the Portuguese Government, pfeg (now Young Enterprise) and Sainsburys,
– Personal Finance Management
– Setting Up and Running a Small Business
– Women in Business
– Insider Secrets
– How Companies can help Vulnerable Customers
Jasmine’s keynote speeches can be tailored to suit individual audiences and the client’s aims:
FinTech: Robo-advisors, peer-to-peer, cryptocurrencies and more
She talks about the pros and cons of different forms of Fintech from the point of view of the consumer. Covering areas such as banking apps, peer-to-peer platforms, cryptocurrencies, blockchain-based technologies, robots-investing, AI and VR.
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: What are they, what will they be and how do you get into it?
As well as speaking about general Fintech, Jasmine speaks about cryptocurrencies and blockchain for the average consumer. She explains in simple terms what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, what their future is and how to invest in them. She also explains what blockchain is, what its uses are and could be, and how it can transform the way we do business.
Insider Secrets: Everything you need to know about being a successful entrepreneur
Jasmine speaks about entrepreneurship from her own experience. She set up MoneyMagpie in 2007 and since has had over 150,000 readers and users. She speaks about the 10 mistakes new entrepreneurs tend to make.
How to be rich without really trying
This talk can last anywhere between one and three hours and covers topics such as clever day-to-date spending, how to save money when you don’t have any, how to understand your pensions and how to invest.
She has recently spoken at the launch of the Financial Capability Campaign for the Money Advice Service, at the Business South annual conference, and for the Gibraltar Business Association on cryptocurrencies.
As well as a speaking career, Jasmine uses her experience to teach others on the secrets of a successful career, through a number of workshops.
– How to be Rich Without Really Trying
– How to be Your Own Brand
In 2007, Jasmine set up MoneyMagpie.com, a lifestyle-based website providing information on personal finance, environmental and ethical living, how to run a small business and how to make extra money. It is the leading site in the UK for safe and legitimate money-making opportunities.
As a financial journalist, she regularly writes for The Daily Express, Closer, Readers Digest, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. She also writes on an infrequent basis for various national newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Observer, The Mirror, Spectator Business, Best, AOL Money, Marie Claire, Glamour, Prima and many others. She is also a corporate author, writing for Sainsburys Bank, Tesco Bank, Funding Circle, SunLife and Visit England, and is on the expert panel for The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and a columnist for Family Traveller.
She has also written almost 40 financial and comedy books, including The Money Magpie, Beat the Banks, A Girl’s Best Friend is her Money, A Little Book of Excuses, A Parent’s Little Instruction Book and Dumb Jokes for Smart Kids.
Jasmine is a familiar face on television and voice on the radio, providing a range of financial advice. On TV, she has presented programmes such as BBC1’s Homes Under the Hammer (2004-2005) and UKTV Style’s First Time Buyers and Doctor Dosh. She has also worked with BBC Learning to provide financial advice for BBC RAW Money. She can be seen providing financial advice on terrestrial news channels as well as Good Morning Britain (2018-2020), The Insider (2007), This Morning (2008-2019) and The Wright Stuff (2007-2019).
She can also be heard on the radio as a regular financial advisor on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 2, as well as for Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 4 and BBC local radio. She is also a former radio producer and reporter and has experience in making radio packages, taking part in live broadcasts and presenting news, comedy and money programmes.
Jasmine’s mixture of humour, honesty and specialist knowledge makes her a highly sought-after and popular speaker, and one that will leave a lasting impression on your audience, no matter its size or industry.
Both your visual and verbal presentation went down well and we have all enjoyed working with you. you certainly are a true professional.
It was great to have you as our presenter. I think you caught the mood of the event just right.
Jasmine was the keynote speaker at the Business South Annual Conference in May. The audience was a mix of public and private sector attendees from across Hampshire, Sussex & Dorset. Working with Jasmine to deliver the keynote was effortless. She was incredibly enthusiastic about our business and event, arriving earlier and staying later to really get involved. We corresponded in advanced to discuss the speaker brief and our expectations and she was very well received by the audience on the day.
Sally Lynskey Thompson, CEO Business South
A massive thank you on behalf of the entire team at Blend Network and from myself. You did an absolutely great job and everyone I spoke to was so complimentary of you and of the speech you gave. Real value was gained.
Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Innovative Finance
Jasmine Birtles has been an integral part of bringing financial wellness education to the employees of NBCUniversal UK. Her advice on budgeting, savings and investing has been well received by employees. Thanks to Jasmine and her ability to simplify complex financial subjects, our employees now understand subjects such as compounding interest as it relates to investments vs debt. We really appreciate the financial expertise and instant connectivity she brings to every engagement. I look forward to arranging even more financial advising sessions by Jasmine.
Martel Nevill, Global HR
Jasmine was a great host at one of our most important and high profile events earlier this year. She was very easy to work with, responsive and flexible. Amazing delivery and great execution of the brief in a very short notice. She would be an asset to any corporate event.
Thiago Kiwi, Headspring from the FT and IE Business School