Read our 10 most popular stories from July 2017

1 August 2017

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on in July 2017.

Be aware that while these articles were correct at the time of writing, some of the figures or products may have since changed. Check out our Best Buy pages for weekly updated savings, Isas, credit cards, loans, and mortgage deals.  

1. Property pundits play down 40% house price crash warning

Property prices are on the brink of a crash, a former government housing adviser has warned.

2. Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold

Coin-collecting is one of the world’s oldest hobbies, but you need to do your research carefully. We round up the most valuable coins that could show up in your wallet.

3. Savings update: Rates continue to creep up

French-owned RCI Bank has upped the rate on its easy-access online Freedom account to 1.2% for both new and existing savers.

4. 10 things that will affect the value of your home

Moneywise reveals 10 common problems that are likely to impact on your home’s value and saleability.

5. Deal of the week: Santander offers 5% cashback on Apple and Android Pay spends

Santander 123 Lite Current Account customers can earn 5% cashback when they spend on their debit card using Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay until 30 September.

6. Fixed rate savings continue to rise – where to find the best savings rates

Fixed rate bonds continue to edge up with the top one-year rate coming from online bank OakNorth Bank at 1.86% for one year and Paragon Bank at 1.85%.  

7. Tax-free pensions savings allowance cut confirmed

The amount of money savers can pay into pensions once they have accessed their pot will drop to £4,000 a year, the government has confirmed.

8. Moneywise's First 50 Funds for beginners

When you start investing, choosing from thousands of funds can seem daunting. To make your choice easier, Moneywise editor Moira O’Neill has updated her 50 favourite funds for beginners with seven new funds. Whether you’re looking for passive or active funds, she has options to suit you.

9. New pound coin 'yet to be forged' 

The new £1 coin has been declared the most secure form of currency in the world after being in circulation for four months.

10. TalkTalk to hike broadband, phone and mobile prices this summer

TalkTalk is hiking prices on some of its call rates as well as several of its legacy broadband and mobile packages later this summer, the provider has announced.

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