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Emma Lunn

Emma Lunn – freelance personal finance journalist

I write about mortgages, insurance, banking, savings, debt, money saving, student finance, communications and utilities. I pride myself in explaining complex subjects in a thought-provoking way.

I work regularly for national newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, and websites.

I embarked on a career in journalism in my mid-20s after completing the NCTJ pre-entry certificate in journalism at Lambeth College in 2002/3. My first job in journalism was as a reporter on the Kent & Sussex Courier.

I write regularly for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Times, The Daily/Sunday Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, Scotland on Sunday, Which?, MSNMoney, Moneywise, Thisismoney.co.uk, Orange.co.uk, lovemoney.com, Totally Money, LandlordToday.co.uk, and Yahoo! Finance.
I’ve worked as an editor on both the Orange Money channel and LandlordToday.co.uk. I also regularly step in for the Money section editors at the Independent and Independent on Sunday.

I edited the Council of Mortgage Lenders annual handbook in 2011 and 2013.

I regularly undertake corporate work including ghost writing opinion pieces, website copy, and consumer guides.

I’m also happy to do PR consultancy and media training to provide both PR companies and their clients with an insight into the world of journalism, what journalists expect, what works as a PR approach and what doesn’t.

In May 2013 I won two awards at the Headline Money Awards: Freelance Financial Journalist of the Year and Household Money Journalist of the Year. The judges described me as “Refreshing and quirky” and “An ideas machine”.

I was highly commended in the Freelance category in both 2012 and 2014.

I also have some radio and web TV experience. A slot for StudioTalk.tv talking about accidental landlords was broadcast live and can be viewed online. I have also appeared on Sky News as a financial expert.
As well as personal finance I can also cover other subjects such as work, study and travel. I’ve written a number of pieces about work and careers for The Guardian and was “B” magazine’s careers expert for a year.

I’ve also written a guide called “25 ways to boost your income” and a book called “The Little Book of Shocking Money Facts”.

Outside of work I like travelling, tennis, hiking and British Military Fitness

Latest from my blog

1906, 2017

Check out my book

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I spent last summer writing several sections for How Money Works, published by DK. You can buy it on Amazon here. Money well spent!              

106, 2017

Flight chaos

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The thousands of people stranded at Heathrow and Gatwick at the weekend have my sympathy. Flight cock-ups are zero fun and I am still scarred by the Expedia saga of 2010 – BA weren’t entirely [...]

106, 2017

Are leasehold owners just glorified tenants?

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Do you know the difference between freehold and leasehold? If you’re buying a property you probably should. Leasehold flat owners have always suffered at the hands of merciless freeholders and their managing agents – but [...]

3105, 2017

How much is that doggy in the window?

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Can you afford a dog? You’re barking mad if you buy a pet before you work out how much it will cost. My article for The Guardian looked at how much pets really cost… they’re [...]

3105, 2017

Can you make a living from Instagram?

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Writing this article for The Guardian inspired me to set up a proper Instagram account and see what the fuss is all about. I interviewed some great people who were making a living from Instagram [...]

3105, 2017

The 7 most expensive airport mistakes

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Flying between London and Sydney a couple of times a year means I have become an airport expert. So I wrote this piece for the Mirror about seven airport mistakes you should never make. In short: Leaving [...]