Read our 10 most popular stories from December 2017

2 January 2018
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Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in December 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. Government state pension top up scheme branded a ‘failure’
A government scheme put in place to help pensioners who missed out on the new state pension top up their earnings failed to reach the number of pensioners expected to benefit, according to new figures

2. Deal of the week: Double your kids’ money this Christmas
Until 22 January 2018, invest in your children’s future and Orbis Access will double your investment, up to a limit of £100.

3. Savings update: How NS&I’s new bonds compare
National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has relaunched its fixed-rate Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds. Here’s how they compare.

4. Deal of the week: Fill up your car with £15 of free fuel
Fill up your car with at least £15 worth of fuel, and you’ll get £15 when you sign up to TopCashback as a new customer.

5. Best Cash Isa rates this week
If you're a UK taxpayer it's always worth considering a Cash Isa, even though most people can now get some savings interest tax-free.

6. Deal of the week: Bag a bottle of Baileys for £10 in time for Christmas
The price of festive Christmas tipple, Baileys, has been reduced at several supermarkets, with the cheapest found at Asda and Morrisons. 

7. Best savings rates this week
Whether it's for a rainy day or for a one-off big purchase, it's crucial to make your savings work hard for you.

8. NS&I relaunches guaranteed growth and income bonds paying up to 2.2%
NS&I has reintroduced one-year and three-year guaranteed growth bonds and guaranteed income bonds – two products that have not been on sale since 2009.

9. Will there be further interest rate rises in 2018?
The Bank of England finally raised the base rate by 0.25% in November 2017, the first rise for more than a decade, but when should consumers expect the next increase to happen?

10. Watchdog launches probe into Amazon Prime delivery claims
A formal investigation into Amazon Prime’s one-day delivery claims has been launched by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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