Paul Lewis

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Paul Lewis is perhaps best known as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Money Box and Money Box Live, and as the author of numerous books on personal finance. He has also frequently appeared on various BBC television and radio programmes as an expert on financial services.

As a regular columnist in Money Marketing, Paul has covered a variety of topics, including bank scams and fraud, DB transfer, auto-enrolment, pensions cold calling, the state pension, National Insurance contributions, and the FCA and adviser websites.

Less well known is Lewis’s expertise on Victorian author Wilkie Collins.


Paul Lewis: Banks have more to answer for on scams and fraud

Making banks liable would speed up designing theft out of the money transfer process Melling Equestrian Investments conned an 85-year-old widow out of £300,000. She was persuaded to hand over the cash on the promise of a 12 per cent return on an investment in a world class horse racing development in Costa Rica. Christine […]


Paul Lewis: Scrap National Insurance contributions

Is it time to scrap the National Insurance fund? Despite its name, it is not a fund and it is not insurance, though a fiction is carefully woven around it to make it appear as if it is both. Its very name is misleading. The word “fund” makes people think of a pot of money […]


Paul Lewis: Why the FCA must shake up adviser websites

Businesses generally say they welcome competition. Because competition is a “good thing”. Unlike Government interference, which is a “bad thing”. It distorts the market, and distorting the market is always bad. Very bad. Especially when done by politicians. All that is nonsense, of course. Firms do not want competition. The ideal state for a business […]


Paul Lewis: Why I don’t believe in tax ‘burdens’

The tax burden. I was thinking about it the other day as I drove along the M25: a road which was, of course, built out of the tax burden. A year ago, I had an eye operation. That was paid for from the tax burden. My grandchildren go to various schools all funded (or underfunded) […]