Read our 10 most popular stories from August 2017

1 September 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 August 2017.

Just 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.Sky launches ‘first of its kind’ loyalty scheme

Sky broadband and TV customers can now join the telecom provider’s new loyalty scheme.

2.Buy to let landlord with four or more properties? How to beat tough new lending criteria

Buy to let landlords with four or more properties have been warned to prepare now for new rules, which will result in stricter lending criteria – and higher mortgage rates. 

3.Ask the Experts: "What’s the most risk-free way to invest up to £35,000?"

Our expert answers a reader’s question on where the best place to invest an investment windfall of £35,000 is.

4.Appeal bid launched to reclaim £14bn for Mastercard customers

A fresh bid to claim £14 billion for Mastercard customers and other shoppers has been launched.

5.New £20,000 Isa allowance – flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds

New banks are behind a flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds and easy-access accounts.

6.Millions of Virgin Media customers to be hit with 4.7% price hikes

Around five million Virgin Media customers will be hit with average price hikes of 4.7%, or up to an extra £48 a year, from 1 November.

7.New app helps block nuisance mobile calls

A new app to help people screen nuisance calls to their mobile phone and make it easier for mobile users to log complaints about potential scams has been launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

8.Aldi shoppers double charged following ‘technical issue’

Aldi customers who shop at the budget supermarket chain should check their receipts and bank statements now, as they may have been double charged.

9.Buy a house at auction for the price of a Ford Fiesta

Bid at auction and you can buy a property for the price of a three-door hatchback, according to new research by

10.Neil Woodford suffers blow after Provident Financial shares plummet

Star fund manager Neil Woodford is nursing huge losses after a spectacular profits warning – Provident Financial’s second in two months.

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