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Last Updated: Friday, 23 January, 2004, 13:06 GMT
Spot the Dog
The "Spot the Dog" guide exposes failing funds

BBC Radio 4's Money Box was broadcast on Saturday, 24 January, 2004 at 1204 GMT.

The programme was repeated on Sunday, 25 January, 2004 at 2102 GMT.

Also on Saturday:

The worst performing investment funds have been revealed in the latest publication of Bestinvest's "Spot the Dog" guide.

We were joined by the man behind the report, Justin Modray, to discuss the findings.

Further information:

Mint card

The new Mint card seems to offer one of the better credit deals around at the moment.

But some people might find they are paying more interest than they anticipated. Money Box explained why.

Further information:

Mint customer service number: 08457 070 070

Shake-up of National Savings accounts

The 2.7million people who hold an Ordinary Account with National Savings are to be offered a new modern account for their money.

Money Box spoke to National Savings and Investments Chief Executive Alan Cook about what it means for customers and how the change is being introduced.

Insurance for a rainy day

Are you planning a village fete for this summer?

Money Box revealed how obtaining insurance to cover you against the effects of bad weather has become near impossible after insurance company Zurich withdrew its Pluvius policy from the market.

Pluvius insurance had offered protection from cancellation or loss of takings due to rainfall.

Further information:

Hey Big Spender!

BBC TV's Dermot Murnaghan spoke to Money Box about a special programme coming up on BBC1 that is designed to help people cope with their debts and save money.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Chris A'Court
Reporter: Louise Greenwood
Web Producer: Nathalie Knowles


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