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  • Mortgage rates hit nine-year low Telegraph - 12 hours ago

    But banks are charging borrowers higher fees in a bid to boost their margins

  • HSBC to pay $601 mn for shoddy US mortgage practices

    British banking giant HSBC is to pay more than $600 million to US authorities for its abusive mortgage lending and foreclosure practices in the housing market

  • HSBC Agrees $470m US Mortgage Settlement Sky News - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 18:37 GMT
    HSBC Agrees $470m US Mortgage Settlement

    HSBC has agreed a $470m (£325m) settlement with US authorities over its mortgage activities ahead of the financial crisis. Kathy Madison, chief executive of HSBC Finance, said: "We are pleased to have reached this settlement and believe it is a positive result that benefits American homeowners and the US housing indus …

  • HSBC Holdings Plc (HKSE: 0005.HK - news) will pay $470 million to settle parallel U.S. federal and state civil charges alleging the bank's mortgage servicing arm engaged in abusive foreclosure and loan origination practices, government officials announced on Friday. The Justice Department said the deal will provide for …

  • Lending limits, city housing shortage stunt Irish mortgage growth Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 10:53 GMT

    Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's mortgage market grew by 26 percent to 4.9 billion euros in 2015, data showed on Thursday, but was still around half the level analysts consider normal. Irish banks that lent too much to mortgage customers before collapsing in 2008 are now back in profit but struggling to lend into a …

  • UK house price growth surges again in January - Halifax Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 08:42 GMT

    British house prices rose at a much stronger pace than expected last month, fuelled by a shortage of new homes coming to the market, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. House prices rose a monthly 1.7 percent in January, slowing from December's 2.0 percent upturn but topping all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists …

  • Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 bn to settle US mortgage suit

    Wells Fargo will pay $1.2 bn to settle a US lawsuit that accused it of improperly certifying loans for a federal mortgage insurance program

  • UK bad bank scraps plan to sell mortgage process unit Telegraph - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 18:02 GMT

    UK Asset Resolution has outsourced the business to save tens of millions of pounds, instead of selling the unit, which services £30bn of loans for ex-Bradford and Bingley customers

  • London Help to Buy: verdict on the first mortgage rates Telegraph - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 17:49 GMT

    The new London Help to Buy equity scheme launched yesterday: Telegraph Money provides an analysis of the rates released so far

  • BUZZ-Capita: falls 3 pct after losing out on UK bad bank contract Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 13:49 GMT

    ** Capita falls 3 pct after losing out on a contract to administer loans to the UK's bad bank ** UK Asset Resolution Appoints Australian rival Computershare to run 30 bln mortgage assets ** BAML estimates ...

  • Lowest number of mortgage approvals since May 2015, as house prices rise just 0.3pc

  • UK house price growth slows, mortgage approvals dip Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 27, 2016 10:31 GMT

    British house prices rose at a slower pace than expected in January after a fall in mortgage approvals the month before, although mortgage lender Nationwide said on Wednesday that momentum should pick up in 2016 as a whole. House price growth cooled to 0.3 percent month-on-month from December's eight-month high of 0.8 …

  • If rates stay low, would I profit from a 'tracker' mortgage? Telegraph - Wed, Jan 27, 2016 09:58 GMT

    With the likelihood of a Bank Rate increase receding, Telegraph Money assesses tracker mortgages against fixed-rate deals

  • UK house price growth slows more than expected in January - Nationwide Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 27, 2016 07:12 GMT

    British house prices rose at a slower month-on-month pace than expected in January, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Wednesday. House price growth cooled to 0.3 percent this month from 0.8 percent in ...

  • New Irish mortgage rules will moderate house prices - central bank Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 26, 2016 14:59 GMT

    The price of buying a home in Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) will moderate as a result of new limitations on mortgage lending introduced by the country's central bank last year, its new governor Philip Lane said on Tuesday. Asked if the central bank would step in to reduce the rates mortgage holders are paying, Lane …

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