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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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  • Number of people moving home falls for first time since 2011

    The number of people moving home fell in 2016 for the first time in five years, according to new research from Lloyds Bank. Lloyds Bank's Homemover Review tracked conditions for those who already own a home. It used Lloyds Banking Group's own data together with figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Office …

  • Fed's Yellen says 'makes sense' to gradually raise interest rates Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 20:00 GMT

    With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) the U.S. economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Federal Reserve's 2 percent goal, it "makes sense" for the U.S. central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. "Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could …

  • Lloyds Bank considers setting up subsidiary in Germany - source Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 18:43 GMT

    Lloyds Banking Group is considering setting up a subsidiary in Frankfurt as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, according to a person familiar with the plans. The bank, Britain's largest mortgage lender, declined to comment. Lloyds is the only major British retail lender without a subsidiary in another EU  …

  • Credit Suisse finalizes $5.3 bln mortgage deal with U.S. Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 18:03 GMT

    Credit Suisse formally agreed to pay $5.3 billion to settle with U.S. authorities over claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Zurich-based Credit Suisse will pay a $2.48 billion cash penalty …

  • Credit Suisse finalizes $5.3 bln mortgage deal with U.S. Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 16:53 GMT

    Credit Suisse formally agreed to pay $5.3 billion to settle with U.S. authorities over claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, ...

  • U.S. regulator can sue banks over mortgage bond sales -appeals court Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 16:20 GMT

    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp against five banks including Credit Suisse Group AG stemming from the sales of mortgage-backed securities ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that a lower-court judge had erred …

  • U.S. banking regulator can sue banks over mortgage bonds -court Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 14:39 GMT

    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp against five banks including Credit Suisse Group AG stemming from their sale of mortgage-backed securities ahead ...

  • Deutsche Bank slashes 2016 bonuses after mammoth US fine

    Deutsche Bank said it would pay $7.2 billion in fines and compensation in the US over its involvement in the mortgage-backed securities crisis of 2008

  • Deutsche Bank CEO apologises for conduct in toxic mortgages case Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 20:45 GMT

    Deutsche Bank (IOB: 0H7D.IL - news) 's chief executive apologised on Tuesday for the bank's selling and pooling of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, which prompted a $7.2 billion settlement with the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice said earlier that Deutsche Bank would …

  • Deutsche Bank sees chance to set out future course after U.S. settlement Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 15:21 GMT

    Deutsche Bank (IOB: 0H7D.IL - news) plans to put its home German market and corporate customers at the centre of its plans when it spells out more of its future strategy over the next few months, the lender's finance chief said on Friday. Marcus Schenck's remarks make clear that the bank feels it is finally able to focus …

  • Buy-to-let mortgage deals dry up as lenders pull back Telegraph - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 16:24 GMT

    Buy-to-let mortgage deals dry up as lenders pull back

  • U.S. top court rejects banks over FDIC lawsuit Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 14:51 GMT

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by banks to avoid a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp lawsuit over the 2009 collapse of Alabama's Colonial BancGroup Inc. The justices left in place a May 2016 ruling by the New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that found that …

  • Mortgage borrowers denied cheap deals when they move home Telegraph - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 11:05 GMT

    Mortgage borrowers denied cheap deals when they move home

  • UK house price growth picks up speed again - Halifax Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 10:15 GMT

    Growth in British house prices picked up speed for the second month in a row in December, helped by a shortage of homes to buy, but price increases are likely to slow in 2017, mortgage lender Halifax said on Monday. House prices have risen more slowly since the shock decision by voters in a referendum last June to leave …

  • UK house price growth picks up speed again - Halifax Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 08:42 GMT

    Growth in British house prices picked up speed for the second month in a row in December and a shortage of homes on the market is expected to support prices in 2017, mortgage lender Halifax said on Monday. In the three months to December, house prices were 6.5 percent higher compared with the same period a year earlier, …

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