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The top 10 Your Money stories of 2022

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What a year it’s been. A cost-of-living crisis that just won’t end; enough PMs and Chancellors to fill out a five-a-side team (plus subs) and a mini-Budget from which the UK is still recovering. With that in mind, and with Christmas nearly upon us, we reveal the top 10 stories that readers were delving into in 2022.

When we looked at our top 10 most popular stories of the year, savings were very much the biggest news with consumers looking to get the best rates as inflation surged. However, overall there was a real mix of interests. Starting at number 10…

  1. Santander to launch 2.5% regular savings account

In April, Santander announced it would launch a new regular e-saver account paying 2.5%. Since then, savings rates have risen higher and faster but are still nowhere near the rate of inflation.

  1. Confused over monthly or annual savings interest? Here’s what you need to know

With more of us trying to save, readers asked us asked whether their interest should be paid monthly or annually. This popular guide explains the difference to help make the choice less confusing.

  1. Why you shouldn’t buy travel money in the UK with your credit card

A strong summer showing for this story revealing why you should avoid using your credit card when taking out foreign currency.

  1. Atom Bank launches market-leading nine-month savings account

Challenger banks have been at the forefront of the savings rate rises and Atom Bank was no exception when it launched a new nine-month fixed-rate savings account paying 3.95% interest.

  1. First-time buyers warned their hopes are ‘unrealistic’

In August, we reported that first-time buyers hoping to get on property ladder had “unrealistic expectations” of their first home.

  1. British Gas must pay compensation over price guarantee shambles

In April, former People’s Energy and Neon Reef customers who were moved to British Gas said they received misleading and confusing emails about the price they would pay for their energy. We called for a public apology, compensation for customers and for the regulator, Ofgem, to investigate.

  1. Six more state pension errors exposed in ‘catalogue of DWP blunders’

In April, reported that the Department for Work and Pensions had been guilty of a ‘catalogue of blunders’ as six further state pension errors were exposed.

  1. 130 million old £1 coins still out there: what to do if you have one

In May, we reported that an estimated 131 million old round £1 coins have yet to be returned to the Royal Mint, nearly three years after they were withdrawn from circulation.

  1. British Gas admits energy price guarantee error

And prior to the story at number five, we highlighted that British Gas had admitted it had made an error in emails sent to thousands of customers informing them of an energy price guarantee which was expected to shield them from April price hikes.

  1. How to get 5% interest without tying up your savings for years

And so to the biggest story of the year. A perennial favorite that is updated almost every month. will continue to keep you informed on where you can a decent return without locking your money away for ages.

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