AOL is to relaunch its personal finance site and has recruited
Times journalist Karen Woolfson to the new role of personal finance
The relaunch is set for 5 June. The site will feature expanded sections
on investment clubs, ISAs, insurance and mortgages.
Woolfson has been recruited to commission new content from established
industry movers and shakers. She spent two years at the Times as a
personal finance reporter, and before that wrote a property column for
the Independent, as well as producing a weekly segment on personal
finance and business across Europe for CNN.
AOL’s existing personal finance service has original content but also
links with some of the biggest consumer oriented on-line finance brands,
including ft.com, the Economist, Interactive Investor and
The expansion will see AOL’s site move into competition with other
personal finance web brands such as Associated’s This is Money, Money
Extra and Money World.
Woolfson said: ’Members will be able to meet key figures in the world of
on-line finance, such as award-winning fund managers and top
The finance channel relaunch is being overseen by channel editor Alan
Griffin. The ISP shares pounds 4 million subscribers across Europe with
its sister channels Netscape Online and Compuserve