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Message from Paul Lewis BBC Radio's award-winning personal finance programme, helping you get a better deal for your money.

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      Money Box, 12 January

    Wembley Conference Centre
    Wembley Conference Centre hosts Equitable Life's latest meeting

    CURRENT ACCOUNT WAR
    Bank of Scotland and Abbey National launch current accounts at 2.02 and 3.04% respectively. Will they lure customers away from the other big banks and will these rates be sustained?

    WITH PROFITS BONUS CUTS
    With life firms reporting annual bonuses on with profits policies, indications show that there will be big cuts.

    SCOTTISH PROVIDENT WINDFALLS
    Members stand to gain windfalls of up to several thousand pounds after the takeover by Abbey National. But who gets what and when?

    EQUITABLE LIFE
    Money Box reports on Equitable Life's final meetings to urge members to vote in favour of the compromise deal.

    BILLIONS AVAILABLE IN UNUSED TAX RELIEF
    People have until the end of the month to use tax credit from the previous six years to increase their personal pensions. An estimated 38 billion pounds in unused tax relief is available.

    Internet links:
     Equitable Life
     Equitable Life Members Help Group
     Scottish Widows
     Moneyfacts: go to Banking, Cheque Accounts
     Bank of Scotland Current Account
     Abbey National Current Account
     Scottish Provident
     Inland Revenue
     Financial Services Authority

    Internet Links: The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

    Scottish Provident Transfer Line: 0845 270 0444.
    Lines are open between 8am and 6pm weekdays and 9am to midday on Saturdays.

      Money Box Live Phone In

    On Monday 14 January at 3pm, Vincent Duggleby took your calls on tax, with guests:
    Mike Warburton, Grant Thornton
    Jane Moore, TaxAid

    Internet links:
     Inland Revenue Self Assessment Web Site
     TaxAid

    Inland Revenue Self Assessment Helpline: 0845 9000 444.
    Lines are open 8am - 10pm, seven days a week

    Next Monday, 21 January at 3pm, Vincent Duggleby will taking your calls on mortgages - with guests:

    Patrick Bunton from London and Country
    Martin Bitner from The Market Place


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