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Banking: Your questions

Mike Naylor, Adrian Coles and  Brian Capon are the experts
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Monday, 15 September 2008,
at 1502 BST
On Radio 4 and Online

Some banks and building societies have been having a bad time of it recently - with disappointing profits and numerous rights issues attempting to improve balance sheets.

In plans intended to increase public confidence in the banking system, Chancellor Alistair Darling proposed new measures to protect savers should a bank get into financial difficulty.

As part of the plans, the threshold for guaranteed deposits is expected to rise from 35,000 to 50,000.

Are you looking to open a personal or business bank account and would like some advice on which one to choose?

Maybe you would like to know more about the proposed changes to saver protection.

Or perhaps you have a complaint about your bank but do not know what you should do about it.

Whatever your concern, our panel of experts was here to give you advice.

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

• Mike Naylor, personal finance expert/freelance journalist
• Adrian Coles, director general, The Building Societies Association
• Brian Capon, assistant director, Media, British Bankers' Association

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson



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