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i launches weekly financial section, imoney

i’s brand new personal finance section will run every Wednesday in print and online.

imoney will delve into money matters across a number of themes, from saving for a child and money nightmares to insurance and all things investing.

Each feature is delivered with the trust, ethics and financial principles that i readers have come to expect in the decade since the news brand’s inception.

imoney editor Elizabeth Anderson said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to imoney so far. Readers love the mix of personal stories along with tips and guides. They have also shown remarkable generosity, including one reader who recently donated £5,000 to a case study struggling financially!”

The first new section the paper has ever launched, imoney also presents an opportunity for financial brands to tap into a novel and valuable audience. i’s 400,000+ weekly readers (1million including iNews.co.uk) are a wealthy 72% ABC1 set, with financial assets to protect:

  • 50% own their home outright
  • 2x more savings/investments than the average UK population (£55,000 vs. £28,000)
  • 3 in 10 have more than £100,000 in savings – three times the UK average

And they’re actively looking for news and advice on growing or guarding said assets:

  • 1 in 2 say they look for profitable ways to invest their money
  • 1 in 2 follow personal finance and investments in newspapers
  • 56% have paid more attention to news about the economy lately
  • 46% have been taking a more active interest in personal finances lately
  • 46% say it is more important to than ever to plan personal finances in the long term

Sources: TGI 2020 Q1 & PAMCO 1 2020 & FINANCE SURVEY 2020

i’s commercial director Andrew Webb said: “A major benefit of joining the Mail Metro Media portfolio is the huge might and resource of its money products – we’re thrilled that imoney has launched as part of that collection. This is the first new section the i newsbrand has created in its 10-year history and it couldn’t come at a better time, as we strive to guide our loyal readers through an uncertain and concerning financial climate.”

29/10/20

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