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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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  • KPMG’s UK chief Collins steps down to pursue global role

    The UK boss of KPMG is to step down from the role next year to compete for the top global job at the big four accountancy firm. It has also had to contend with a string of regulatory investigations such as a probe by banking and accountancy watchdogs into its auditing of HBOS, the mortgage lender which had to be rescued …

  • UK house prices rise at slowest rate since January -Nationwide Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:13 GMT

    British house prices increased last month at the weakest annual rate since January, although there are signs that demand in the market is beginning to strengthen, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday. ...

  • Mortgage approval numbers recover after EU referendum lull Sky News - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 13:39 GMT
    Mortgage approval numbers recover after EU referendum lull

    Bank of England figures showed 67,518 home loans were given the go-ahead, up from 63,594 in September and the highest number since March. Martin Beck, senior economic adviser to the EY ITEM Club, said: "Housing market activity faltered in the middle of the year, which is likely to reflect uncertainty surrounding the EU …

  • 'I'm 26 with £53k. Can I buy mortgage-free in five years?' Telegraph - Sat, Nov 26, 2016 07:41 GMT

    'I'm 26 with £53k. Can I buy mortgage-free in five years?'

  • Nationwide increases 10-year mortgage rates as lending market begins to turn

  • Allied Irish CEO says revised mortgage rules "helpful" Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:07 GMT

    The Irish central bank's revised mortgage deposit rules will help to remove blockages in the market and are likely to lead to some necessary short-term price rises for first-time buyers, Allied Irish Banks (Berlin: 30544177.BE - news) ' chief executive said on Thursday. "We think it's helpful and going to help bridge …

  • Irish mortgage rules should not need regular changes, central banker says Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 23, 2016 14:55 GMT

    The Irish central bank's revised mortgage rules should only require adjustment in the future if the economic and financial environment changes materially, the bank's governor said on Wednesday after its first review of the rules. The central bank eased and simplified the deposit rules for first-time house buyers after …

  • U.S. existing home sales race to more than 9-1/2-year high Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 22, 2016 19:29 GMT

    U.S. home resales rose in October to their highest level in more than 9-1/2 years as homebuyers, buoyed by an improving labor market, took advantage of still-low mortgage rates to snatch up properties after many were shut out during the busy summer selling season. While a recent surge in mortgage rates could hurt the housing …

  • Spain's Banco Popular axes over 2,600 jobs AFP - Mon, Nov 21, 2016 16:09 GMT
    Spain's Banco Popular axes over 2,600 jobs

    Members of the association 'Affected by the Mortgage' (PAH) shout slogans as they occupy a Banco Popular bank branch on July 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain

  • Your mortgage is going to cost more very soon - here is why Telegraph - Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:32 GMT

    Your mortgage is going to cost more very soon - here is why

  • Nomura, RBS appeal U.S. judge's $839 million mortgage bond award Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 18:55 GMT

    A U.S. appeals court appeared unlikely on Friday to overturn an order requiring Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc to pay $839 million for making false statements while selling mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Lawyers for both banks urged the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

  • ECB warns against mortgage rate setting role for Irish central bank Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 14:28 GMT

    A draft law that would give the Irish central bank the power to intervene in the setting of mortgage rates could cause conflicts of interest and damage the Irish banking sector, the European Central Bank said in an opinion published on Friday. The bill was proposed in May by Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's main opposition …

  • Deutsche Bank looking to cut back U.S. mortgage securitisation - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 14:00 GMT

    FRANKFURT/LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank (IOB: 0H7D.IL - news) is looking to cut its loan securitisation business further starting with repackaged U.S. mortgages, two people familiar with the matter said, as the lender braces for a large fine in the United States for alleged mis-selling of such debt. A final …

  • Irish central bank faces conflict of interest in mortgage role, ECB says Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:41 GMT

    The Central Bank of Ireland faces a conflict of interest from its new role assessing competition in the Irish market for mortgage loans and giving lenders directions on variable interest rates, the European Central Bank said on Friday. "The ECB considers that the CBI's new tasks relating to the variable rate mortgages …

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