Hello, I’m Heather

Freelance writer and editor

About me

I am a journalist with 36 years of experience covering technology and the financial services industry.

I have written on a broad range of topics, including:

wealth management

cash management

asset management

foreign exchange

investment banking

commercial banking

clearing and settlement 

trade finance

My work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including national newspapers, trade magazines, client publications, newsletters and conference dailies.

The Services I can provide for you 


White papers and reports

I deliver professional and insightful white papers and reports for publications, financial institutions and corporates. My work includes World Payments Report, a report on the evolution of international payments for SWIFT (published in the Journal of Payment Strategy and Systems).


Conference reports and dailies

My experience and knowledge enable me to produce conference reports and well-read conference dailies. For a number of years I produced a comprehensive report on the International Payments Summit, an annual event in London. I also edited Daily News at Sibos, The Club at Sibos, Fund Forum Daily, and was managing editor of the launch issues of the GSM Daily.


Marketing material/articles

You need look no further to find an experienced, professional writer with whom to work. My broad knowledge of the industry, attention to detail and speedy delivery of copy is what sets me apart. My clients have included SunGard, Citi, Standard Chartered, SmartStream, Societe Generale and many others.

Testimonials, what my clients say

Heather McKenzie is an accomplished and skillful financial journalist, knowledgeable across the many different financial services sectors. She is meticulous, resourceful and dependable in every project and her willingness to always go above and beyond to deliver is why I would highly recommend Heather in every respect.

Joy Macknight,  The Banker

As editor of Best Execution, I have worked with Heather for over ten years and have always found her work to be detailed, insightful and interesting for our magazine and other publications. She takes complicated subjects and turns them into easy to read and understandable articles. Not an easy feat in finance and technology.

Lynn Strongin Dodds, Best Execution

Not only is Heather a first class writer, she is also an absolute pleasure to work with. She always uses her extensive knowledge of financial markets infrastructure and her industry contacts, to produce top class content. She has written articles, blogs and white papers for Greentarget and our clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Melissa Rowling, Greentarget

Informed reporting on industry issues

On the right data track

On the right data track

A raft of regulatory initiatives is putting data – and its management and governance – at front and centre of the operations of buyside and sell side firms. The reviewed Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation...

Dragging payments into the 21st century

Dragging payments into the 21st century

Last month, Australia launched its New Payments Platform (NPP), the result of the Strategic Review of Innovation conducted by the Payments System Board that was released in June 2012. Other reforms of the country’s payment system included the introduction of same-day...

Regulations spark friction in cross-border payments

Regulations spark friction in cross-border payments

Between 2-5% of cross-border payments are subject to an enquiry or investigation, according to Swift, which results in a time lag in such payments being completed. As more payment infrastructures globally introduce real-time capabilities, such a lag could become...

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Heather McKenzie

+44 1273 730 212


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