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Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn Somerset Webb

Edinburgh, UK

Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek

Respected commentator, broadcaster and author

Expert in consumer finance and personal finance

Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor-in-Chief of MoneyWeek and a respected commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance. She has been named the Personal Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2017 prestigious Harold Wincott awards.

Merryn was a senior scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she gained a first class degree in History and Economics. She then became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University.

In 1992 Merryn moved to Japan to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan’s public TV station. In 1993, she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for 5 years. Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor; Moneyweek is currently the best-selling financial magazine in the UK

She is a regular TV/radio commentator and speaker on financial matters and contributes to publications from the Spectator and Prospect to Woman & Home and Libertine (a magazine for the thoughtful woman). Merryn is also the author of a sharp and witty women’s guide to personal finance: “Love is Not Enough: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) Money” (2007).

Our Comment

"Merryn is an experienced TV and radio commentator, with a particular focus on consumer finance, specially for women. Renowned for her wit and healthy scepticism, she writes columns in the Financial Times, the Sunday Post and Saga magazine and has contributed to many other publications, from Marie Claire and Woman & Home to The Spectator."


"Mortgage and interest rises to come" (2013)


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"We should cut pension allowances further" (2012)


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Love Is Not Enough: A Smart Woman's Guide to Money

Combining years of financial expertise with a healthy dose of scepticism and an easy sense of humour, Merryn Somerset Webb’s sharp, witty and appealing guide to personal wealth for sassy women provides the answers. Whether you’re drowning in debt, negotiating a higher salary or tackling the thorny issue of a pre-nup, just one read through and you’ll be in a position to sort your finances out for good, transforming them from a constant worry into a source of peace of mind.

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