Weekly Money: round-up of the personal finance stories you may have missed 15-19 December

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Simon Read Simon Read Simon Read is Personal Finance Editor at The Independent. He edits the Saturday Your Money section as well as writing for the news and business pages of the Independent and i newspaper.
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Print Your friend’s email address Your email address Note: We do not store your email address(es) but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A A A Email Misleading broadband ads; High-charging pension funds; Pensioner Bonds; Basic bank accounts; Energy suppliers still wasting our time; the stories we noticed this week.
19 December
Adverts for broadband services from BT, Virgin, Sky and Talk Talk have been criticised by a charity for not making the real costs clear.
Citizens Advice has today complained about the four ads to Advertising Standards Authority. The charity reckons that promises of free or cut price broadband deals for a set period of time are misleading consumers into contracts that turn out to be more costly.
The adverts appear to offer deals ranging from free to