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.

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Paul Lewis: FSCS funding row misses crucial point

The wrong people are paying the levy and the fund is not going to enough of the right consumers Consumers of financial services firms are not being given enough compensation when they are missold, misadvised or out-and-out cheated. Or, rather, not enough clients are being given compensation. We know that because, in most cases, they […]

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Paul Lewis: Time to shake up IHT rules for non-married couples

Non-married couples deserve to be treated more fairly when it comes to their tax rights An emergency vicar was recently called to comedian Ken Dodd’s bedside for the marriage of the 90-year-old to Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years. It is not often the church is involved in tax planning – at least not on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]