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Money Box Live: Saving and investing

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 1502 GMT on Radio 4 and Online

If rising food, energy and transport costs are eating into your household budget, you may be looking for a better home for your savings and investments.

The interest rates paid on cash ISAs are increasing say Moneysupermarket as providers compete to attract savers' tax free allowances ahead of the April deadline. So is now a good time to switch?

Or perhaps you are seeking income from equities? The Investment Management Association reported that consumers increased their equity investments at record rates in 2010. But what is the outlook for 2011?

Whether your interest is in cash accounts or shares, income or growth, you can ask the experts for advice.

Which savings accounts are paying the best rate of interest?

How easy and quick is it to transfer your account?

What types of equity investments are available?

How do you assess risk and choose a fund?

Should you consider bonds or property?

Perhaps you want to know about investment jargon

Vincent Duggleby was joined by

Clare Francis, site editor, Moneysupermarket

Darius McDermott, managing director, Chelsea Financial Services

Justin Urquhart Stewart, managing director, Seven Investment Management

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producers: Diane Richardson



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