Read our 10 most popular stories from February 2018

1 March 2018

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by reading the 10 most popular stories on in February 2018.

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

1. Deal of the week: Sainsbury’s shoppers to get up to £25 Nectar boost
Shoppers spending £10 or more in Sainsbury’s can earn an additional up to 5,000 Nectar points worth £25 in its ‘Swipe & Win’ promotion.

2. Savings update: Funding scheme closure set to boost interest rates
Rates are expected to tick upwards this year, experts say. The ending of the Term Funding scheme and the prospect of a rise in base rate later this year augurs well for savers.

3. Royal Mail announces inflation-busting stamp price hikes
Households using Royal Mail’s postal service will see above-inflation stamp price increases from 26 March.

4. American Express loses key court battle that puts British Airways card in the balance
The popular British Airways American Express (Amex) credit card is among those which could disappear from the UK market after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a ruling against the card provider.

5. Should I make up the shortfall in my National Insurance Contributions?
Our expert answers a reader’s question.

6. NHS prescription charges to rise in April
The cost of NHS prescriptions in England will rise from 1 April, the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed.

7. Hargreaves Lansdown imposes Lifetime Isa transfer deadline
Hargreaves Lansdown has introduced a deadline for customers wishing to transfer a Help to Buy Isa into its Lifetime Isa (Lisa) product.

8. TV licence fee set to rise from April
The TV licence, which funds BBC television and radio services, is set to rise for the second successive year.

9. What to watch out for before getting a smart meter
Smart meters are the energy gadgets being offered and installed in every household that wants one across England, Scotland and Wales by 2020. But should you get one?

10. Lasting power of attorney refund scheme launched: You could be due £108
Individuals who applied for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 can now claim a partial refund of up to £108 after they were overcharged.

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