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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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  • 'Best Fixed Mortgage In History' Goes On Offer Sky News - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
    'Best Fixed Mortgage In History' Goes On Offer

    Increased competition between lenders and ultra-low base rates from the Bank of England has allowed one company to offer a five-year mortgage with a fixed interest rate of just 1.99%. Records show that typical interest rates on five-year fixed-rate mortgages have tumbled in recent times. Other lenders have also claimed …

  • 'Best Fixed Mortage In History' Goes On Offer Sky News - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
    'Best Fixed Mortgage In History' Goes On Offer

    Increased competition between lenders and ultra-low base rates from the Bank of England has allowed one company to offer a five-year mortgage with a fixed interest rate of just 1.99%. Records show that typical interest rates on five-year fixed-rate mortgages have tumbled in recent times. Other lenders have also claimed …

  • New EU rules threaten overseas holiday homes Telegraph - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 18:11 BST

    British workers with foreign incomes and those wanting holiday homes abroad could struggle to get a mortgage from next year

  • A reader is forced to pay an early repayment charge because he's not allowed to port his mortgage

  • Persimmon says election disrupting planning for builders Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 07:18 BST

    British housebuilder Persimmon said the upcoming national election was making it more difficult to win planning permission for new developments. The company, however, said house buyers remained confident, reflecting an ongoing improvement in the economy and good deals in the mortgage market.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St set to rise as earnings beat low expectations Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 14:08 BST

    U.S. stocks were set to advance at the open on Wednesday as profits beat lowered Wall Street expectations and as investors brace for the impact of a strong dollar on results. Bank of America's, shares were down 0.5 percent at $15.74. The No. 2 U.S. bank by assets posted a first-quarter profit, narrowly beating analysts' …

  • Are you one of 5m borrowers whose mortgage rate is going up? Telegraph - Fri, Apr 10, 2015 19:02 BST

    Endless headlines report mortgage rates plunging to successive lows, but for millions of homeowners rates are going in the opposite direction

  • The wealthy home owners rejected for a mortgage Telegraph - Fri, Apr 10, 2015 15:03 BST

    As lenders make buy-to-let loans available up to age 105, ordinary borrowers are being denied credit. One older owner with a £65,000 income tells of his struggle

  • Nomura blasts U.S. agency at mortgage bond trial's close Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 9, 2015 21:36 BST

    A lawyer for Nomura Holdings Inc argued on Thursday that a U.S. regulator relied on "voodoo science" to pursue claims that the bank made false statements in selling $2 billion in mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. David Tulchin, Nomura's lawyer, urged a Manhattan federal judge to reject the Federal …

  • Nomura blasts U.S. agency's case as $1 bln mortgage bond trial closes Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 9, 2015 18:49 BST

    A lawyer for Nomura Holdings Inc argued Thursday that a U.S. regulator relied on "voodoo science" in suing the bank for making false statements in selling $2 billion in mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. David Tulchin, Nomura's lawyer, urged a Manhattan federal judge to reject the Federal Housing …

  • UK banks see demand for mortgages picking up in Q2 - BoE survey Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 8, 2015 09:33 BST

    British banks expect demand for mortgages to rise in the next three months, a Bank of England survey showed, in another sign the housing market is regaining speed. Stricter controls, and the impact of a run-up in house prices, reduced mortgage lending for much of last year. Demand for credit card lending edged down in …

  • 'Barclays won't let us port our interest-only mortgage' Telegraph - Thu, Apr 2, 2015 14:34 BST

    Barclays claimed that the couple didn't meet its lending criteria

  • 'Will any lender give us a shared owners' mortgage?' Telegraph - Thu, Apr 2, 2015 14:30 BST

    Ask an expert: A reader wants to know if he will be able to get a shared owners' mortgage

  • Ex-Fannie Mae CEO testifies in $1 bln mortgage trial of Nomura, RBS Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 22:58 BST

    Former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd testified on Tuesday in a $1 billion civil trial over losses the company suffered on mortgage-backed securities and said it did not predict the severe decline in U.S. housing prices during the financial crisis. Mudd appeared in Manhattan federal court after being subpoenaed by Nomura …

  • UK mortgage approvals rise to six-month high in February Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:30 BST

    British mortgage approvals hit a six-month high in February, rising for a third straight month and suggesting the housing market could start to regain momentum, Bank of England data showed on Monday. Mortgage ...

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