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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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  • The housing market slowed a touch in August, but avid buyers and enthusiastic banks will keep lending growing this year

  • Three groups bid for $20 bln book of ex-Northern Rock loans -sources Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Oct 12, 2015 18:39 BST

    MILAN/LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 12 (Reuters) - Three consortia have submitted bids to buy 13 billion pounds ($20 billion) of former Northern Rock loans being sold by the British government, drawing in big names including JPMorgan and Blackstone (NYSE: BX - news) , several people familiar with the matter said. …

  • 'My struggle to pay Barclays £20,000' Telegraph - Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:08 BST

    A retiree finds making an overpayment on her mortgage is far from simple

  • As the watchdog launches an investigation into unfair mortgage rejections, this wealthy couple were turned down because they 'can't afford to pay less'

  • Unfair mortgage rejections to be investigated by watchdogs Telegraph - Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:01 BST

    Older borrowers, pregnant women and customers frozen out of the cheapest deals could get a boost

  • Bank of England rate rises could imperil the high numbers of households paying off large mortgages

  • Mortgage lending under scrutiny from watchdog Telegraph - Wed, Oct 7, 2015 10:44 BST

    Regulators want to see if the mortgage market is failing to offer the best deals to customers, as fears over home affordability grow

  • Britain's financial watchdog starts home loans competition review Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Oct 7, 2015 10:03 BST

    LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 7 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it has begun a review of the 1.3 trillion pound ($2 trillion) mortgage market to see if there are areas where competition may not be working well or could be improved. The Financial Conduct Authority said it can be challenging …

  • UK watchdog begins competition review of mortgage market Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Oct 7, 2015 07:03 BST

    LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 7 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it was starting a review of the mortgage market to identify potential areas where competition may not be working well or could be improved. The Financial Conduct Authority said in a statement it was seeking views on recent …

  • A combination of economic growth, low interest rates and a rise in mortgage approvals has boosted the housing market, says the Halifax

  • Carli Burke's debts mounted after a divorce in 2007 and she was advised to go bankrupt. Under new rules she needn't have gone bust at all

  • UK house prices fall in September - Halifax Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Oct 6, 2015 08:12 BST

    British house prices fell by 0.9 percent in September from August when prices showed a surprisingly strong leap, mortgage lender Halifax said on Tuesday. In year-on-year terms, price growth slowed to 8.6 ...

  • Shares in UK's Paragon surge on Five Arrows Leasing deal Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:20 BST

    LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 2 (Reuters) - Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in British buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon Group rose 10 percent on Friday after it said it had bought asset finance business Five Arrows Leasing from Rothschild & Co (LSE: 0FPB.L - news) . The acquisition of Five Arrows for 117 million …

  • HSBC must face Chicago predatory lending lawsuit - judge Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Oct 1, 2015 00:06 BST

    HSBC Holdings Plc must face a lawsuit accusing the British bank of violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act by engaging in predatory mortgage lending in the Chicago area, a federal judge in that city ruled ...

  • UK house price growth picks up in September - Nationwide Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:39 BST

    British house price growth accelerated in September and there were signs the market in London is heating up again, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Wednesday, adding to evidence the housing market has regained momentum. House prices rose 0.5 percent month-on-month in September, slightly more than expected in a Reuters …

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