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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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  • UK house price growth slows in November - Nationwide Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:46 GMT

    British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market, which recently pushed prices to new record highs, is advancing at a modest pace. Mortgage lender Nationwide said house prices rose by a less-than-expected 0.1 percent in monthly terms …

  • A string of errors by Santander meant a couple's mortgage documents went missing and they received other customers' papers instead

  • Ask an Expert: We look at various ways a buyer can recoup, and protect against, wasted costs

  • New London Help to Buy mortgage scheme explained Telegraph - Wed, Nov 25, 2015 15:31 GMT

    Buyers in the capital who want to purchase a new build property received a boost from the Autumn Statement

  • Homeowners borrowed more than at any points since before the financial crisis, as remortgagers sought out better deals - but new buyers show hints they are struggling with high prices

  • Lenders have long turned away people whose gardens are home to Japanese knotweed. Now other weeds are triggering a red light too, finds Teresa Hunter

  • Nationwide wants to cut hours off mortgage applications Telegraph - Sun, Nov 22, 2015 20:00 GMT

    The building society says those who have taken several mortgages should not have to go through the same system every time they apply

  • Banks are lending to landlords even where future tax increases will push them into a loss

  • British finance industry trade groups merge to boost lobbying power Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 20, 2015 14:47 GMT

    Five British financial services trade associations, including the British Bankers' Association (BBA) and Payments UK, are set to merge to give them more lobbying clout and to cut costs. Britain's banks proposed earlier this year merging nine associations and set up a panel to review options, which on Friday proposed bringing …

  • Nationwide Credits Mortgage Record For Profit Sky News - Fri, Nov 20, 2015 09:23 GMT
    Nationwide Credits Mortgage Record For Profit

    The country's biggest building society says record mortgage lending helped it achieve a 34% rise in half-year profits. Nationwide reported a pre-tax profit of £802m for the six months to 30 September - aided by a 14% rise in its mortgage book to £14.9bn. The results were revealed less than 24 hours after the Council of …

  • Nationwide profits jump 27 pct on record home lending Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:32 GMT

    Britain's biggest customer-owned lender Nationwide said its profits jumped by more than a quarter in its latest six months, driven by record mortgage lending and more than a quarter of a million new current account customers. Nationwide said on Friday its gross mortgage lending rose 14 percent to 14.9 billion pounds ($22.8 …

  • Outgoing CEO Graham Beale says the Chancellor's new tax will hinder much-needed diversity in the sector

  • Nationwide CEO sees 3-4 pct UK house price growth in "healthy" market Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:18 GMT

    The boss of Britain's second-biggest mortgage lender Nationwide said the UK housing market was "healthy and strong" and he expected house price inflation to continue at about 3-4 percent, although there could be a cool-down in the London market. "It (the UK housing market) is healthy and strong, but it's nothing to raise …

  • Bank Body Merger To Spur Lobbyist Job Cuts Sky News - Thu, Nov 19, 2015 18:58 GMT
    Bank Body Merger To Spur Lobbyist Job Cuts

    Dozens of financial services lobbyists could lose their jobs under a reorganisation of the sector's trade bodies to be unveiled on Friday. Sky News has obtained details of plans to be announced by Ed Richards, the former Ofcom chief executive, who was asked by the UK's biggest lenders earlier this year to streamline the …

  • Bank of England to consider bans for executives behind HBOS failure Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 19, 2015 18:58 GMT

    British regulators will consider barring up to 10 executives linked to the 2008 collapse of the country's biggest mortgage lender, HBOS, some of whom still hold senior business roles. The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) long-delayed report into HBOS was published on Thursday and blamed the HBOS …

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