Editor in chiefMerryn Somerset Webb
CategoriesFinancial news
Circulation46,498 (December 2016)[1]
PublisherMoneyWeek Limited (Future plc)
FounderJolyon Connell
FoundedNovember 2000
CountryUnited Kingdom

MoneyWeek is a British weekly investment magazine that covers financial and economic news and provides commentary and analysis across the UK and global markets. MoneyWeek is edited in London.

It is owned by MoneyWeek Limited, which is now a subsidiary of Future plc, then-parent company Dennis Publishing owned it once before, prior to 2002.[2]

From July to December 2015, the magazine had an Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) certified circulation of 45,540 (99.0% of which was in the UK and Ireland).[1]


MoneyWeek, founded by Jolyon Connell, was launched in November 2000 and originally published in association with Dennis Publishing.[3] It was designed as a financial version of The Week magazine, which was founded by Jolyon Connell five years previously.[4]

MoneyWeek was sold by Dennis Publishing to Financial News Ltd. in August 2002.[5] In late 2003, it was bought by U.S. financial publisher, Agora Inc.[6] headed by Bill Bonner, who contributed a weekly column in the magazine.

A South African edition of MoneyWeek was launched in June 2007, initially on a subscription basis, with newsstand availability beginning in 2008.[7] In September 2008, MoneyWeek France, a French language edition of MoneyWeek, published in Paris, was launched.[8] It ceased publishing in October 2011.[9]

MoneyWeek supported Leave in the UK's 2016 EU Referendum.[citation needed]

In 2017, MoneyWeek was re-acquired by Dennis Publishing.[10] The brand joined Dennis’ Current Affairs division, which included The Week.[11][12]


MoneyWeek is edited by John Stepek.[12] Merryn Somerset Webb is the magazine's editor in chief.[12]

MoneyWeek provides a digest of the week's financial and investment news, and also covers associated economic and political stories.

In addition to the news digest, it features market commentary and analysis, share tips, interviews, travel and lifestyle pieces.

Regular columnists include Bill Bonner, Matthew Lynn, Charlie Morris, Dominic Frisby, Tim Price, and Jim Mellon.

Ban in China

In April 2015, MoneyWeek was effectively banned in China after having its publishing permit revoked for reporting on corruption.[13]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Consumer Magazines Circulation Certificate – MoneyWeek – July to December 2015" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Country Life owner buys Dennis Publishing in £300m deal". the Guardian. August 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "The Week launches financial title", Media Week, 29 September 2000
  4. ^ Connell, Jolyon, MoneyWeek, Issue 1, 4 November 2000, p.3
  5. ^ "Money Week magazine sold to Financial News" Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Press Gazette, 9 August 2002
  6. ^ "Magazine ABCs: High-brow news titles surge ahead" Archived 22 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Press Gazette, 14 August 2008
  7. ^ "MoneyWeek comes to SA".
  8. ^ "Money Week arrive en France". Stratégies (in French). 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  9. ^ "MONEYWEEK FRANCE (PARIS 19) Chiffre d'affaires, résultat, bilans sur SOCIETE.COM - 504916909". Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Moneyweek magazine sold to Dennis". BCMS. July 2017.
  11. ^ "Dennis Acquires UK's Leading Finance Brand MoneyWeek". Dennis Publishing. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  12. ^ a b c Ponsford, Dominic (7 July 2017). "Owner of The Week, Dennis Publishing, has bought financial magazine MoneyWeek". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  13. ^ Chen, Te-Ping (30 April 2015). "China Closes 21st Century Business Herald's Website". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2 April 2020.