Read our 10 most popular stories from May 2016

31 May 2016

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking our 10 most popular stories on in May 2016.

1. Would a Brexit make you richer or poorer?

A Brexit or stay result in the EU referendum will affect household finances in different ways. We explain what to expect from each outcome.

2. BBC iPlayer users to be charged licence fee, while TV licence is set to rise.

Viewers of the BBC’s online catchup service, iPlayer, will have to pay to watch programmes from 2017.

3. Mobile users can now send a text to opt out of cold calls.

Mobile phone users can now send a text message to opt of unsolicited sales and marketing calls.

4. How to become an Isa millionaire by 2039.

For those who want to become a millionaire, there is another way to boost your chances, rather than accepting the long odds (1 in 14 million) offered by the National Lottery.

5. No deposit? No problem. Barclays relaunches 100% loan-to-value mortgages.

Barclays has become the first high street lender to offer a 100% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage since the financial crash, allowing first-time buyers to borrow the full value of a property.

6. How to move on from Buy to Let.

Tax changes mean profits and income from buy to let will be lower in the future. Here’s our handy guide to what to do and how to lessen the tax blow of selling up.

7. How to hire a tradesperson you can trust.

Need a builder, electrician or plumber? Don’t just Google and hope for the best. Here’s how to find someone reliable.

8. Meet B: the new digital bank from Clydesdale and Yorkshire.

The latest digital bank and banking app, B promises to “take the fear out of finance” with a range of tools and features to make managing money easier.

9. Your 10-year retirement plan.

Are you worried you’ll be short of money when you retire? The good news is that you can still do something about it – even if you only have ten years to go.

10. 'Bulb' is the new provider on the energy block, but how does it stack up?

‘Bulb’ is the latest provider on the energy block; it’s unique selling point? Promising to provide renewable energy at an affordable price. Moneywise looks at how it stacks up.

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