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Paid off your mortgage? Five things to do with your money now

At last! You're mortgage-free. But what should you do with the extra cash? Supercharge your finances, says High50’s Julian Knight, and diversify your shares, savings and investments instead

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  • A reader's request to have her name removed from a joint home loan has turned in to a never-ending saga. The Telegraph's consumer champion intervenes

  • Citi Joins Bid For £13bn Taxpayer Bank Assets Sky News - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 06:10 BST
    Citi Joins Bid For £13bn Taxpayer Bank Assets

    The Wall Street banking giant Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) is joining forces with one of its biggest rivals in an attempt to snap up a £13bn package of mortgage assets owned by British taxpayers. Sky News has learnt that Citi has signed up to a consortium led by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) and involving units of …

  • Irish mortgage arrears fall, long-term cases edge up Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:22 BST

    The number of Irish homes in mortgage arrears for more than 90 days fell to a three-and-a-half-year low in the second quarter, though slightly more householders were more than two years behind in payments. The proportion of residential mortgages in arrears over 90 days fell to 9.3 percent in the quarter, the seventh successive …

  • Some lenders are continuing to cut rates as they target new borrowers but are the deals all they seem?

  • UK mortgage approvals rise in July to highest level since Feb 2014 Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:30 BST

    British mortgage approvals rose in July to hit their highest level since February 2014, Bank of England data showed on Tuesday, adding to signs Britain's housing market is regaining momentum. The BoE figures also showed lending to consumers continued to increase at a solid pace. Mortgage approvals for house purchases …

  • One of Britain's leading mortgage experts shares his own DIY system that helps kids get on to the property ladder but also makes money for parents

  • One of Britain's leading mortgage experts shares his own DIY system that helps kids get on to the property ladder but also makes money for parents

  • Aldermore profits double after float Telegraph - Thu, Aug 27, 2015 15:06 BST

    The challenger bank increased mortgage and SME lending, while keeping costs down

  • UK annual house price growth lowest since mid-2013 - Nationwide Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Aug 27, 2015 08:05 BST

    British house prices rose this month at the slowest annual pace in more than two years, according to mortgage lender Nationwide, although it warned the slowdown might not persist unless house-building picks up significantly. House prices rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in August, the weakest annual rate since June 2013, …

  • Remortgaging High Ahead Of Expected Rate Rise Sky News - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 15:16 BST
    House Price Rises Lowest For Two Years

    Remortgaging hit its highest level for four years last month as borrowers looked to lock in to fixed rates which maintain or restore certainty to their mortgage bills. It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) rose by nearly 29% in July, according to the British Bankers' Association (BBA). New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) mortgages …

  • British housing, retail surveys point to strong growth in Q3 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 13:54 BST

    Mortgage approvals in Britain rose to a 17-month high in July and retail sales growth unexpectedly accelerated in August, according to surveys that suggested consumers will continue to drive the economy through the second half of the year. Separately, the Confederation of British Industry's retail sales balance rose to …

  • Britain's FTSE recovers some of its China losses Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 12:21 BST

    Britain's top share index fell on Wednesday but recovered some of its losses by midday, as worries over China's economy continued to weigh on equities around the world. Data showing an unexpected pick-up in UK retail sales and an increase in mortgage approvals offered encouraging signals on the domestic economy, however. …

  • Lending in London is falling, but the wider UK is witnessing a surge in house buying - and analysts say the market is just getting going

  • UK mortgage approvals rise to 17-month high in July- BBA Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 09:42 BST

    The number of mortgage approvals in Britain rose in July to their highest level in 17 months, the British Bankers' Association said on Wednesday, the latest sign that Britain's housing sector is rebounding. British banks approved 46,033 mortgages for house purchases, the highest number since February 2014. The number …

  • US home prices slip in June AFP - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 14:55 BST
    US home prices slip in June

    With mortgage rates still near historic lows, home sales in the United States have been robust

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