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Unclaimed assets
Unclaimed assets
Some firms make money out of reuniting people with assets

BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme was broadcast on Saturday, 10 January, 2004 at 1204 GMT and was repeated on Sunday, 11 January, 2004 at 2102 GMT.

Jessica Dunbar investigated the business of reuniting people with unclaimed assets they may know nothing about.

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Online tax returns

The Inland Revenue's tax return website was inaccessible last weekend, with just three weeks to go before the deadline for submitting forms.

This came as a surprise to many as the Revenue has set itself a target of getting a quarter of the 8.8 million self-assessment returns filed online by 2005/6.

We spoke to Terry Hawes, Head of Online Servcies at the Inland Revenue about the "routine maintenance".

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Nectar card security

Nectar customer Peter Hardy from Portsmouth was shocked to find that the 140 on his stolen loyalty card had been redeemed at his local supermarket.

We asked Sainsbury's and Nectar about the security aspects this raises, and the checks that take place in stores.

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House building insurance

Customers of insurance firm More Than will soon see their house building insurance premiums rocket. In future all of its customers will have to insure for a 400,000 rebuild, whatever the real cost.

We spoke to Steve Kingshott, Group Product Manager for household business at More Than about the increase.

Quiz winner

We announced the winner of the Money Box Christmas quiz. And the winner was Chris Hughes from Leicester.

Producer: Penny Haslam
Presenter: Paul Lewis
Reporter: Jessica Dunbar
Web Producer: Nathalie Knowles

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