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The Bank of England keeps interest rates stable and maintains bond buying levels

The Bank of England kept interest rates stable on Thursday and maintained the existing level of asset purchases as investors looked for signs of a slower economic recovery. The main lending rate was held at 0.1%, with the central bank cutting interest rates from 0.75% twice since the coronavirus pandemic began. The monetary policy committee unanimously voted against an extension …

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Interest rates are low, but loans are more difficult to get. Here’s why.

And that’s with lenders picky about their customers and especially about their requirements. For example, JPMorgan Chase will only mortgage new customers with credit scores of 700 or more (versus 640) and down payments of 20 percent or more. The USAA has temporarily stopped writing jumbo loans. These are mortgages that are generally too large to be supported by the …

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Google search mortgage tools: calculator, interest rates, definition

Google updated its search engine on Wednesday with new tools for mortgage buyers, including a calculator, current average mortgage rates, and key terms that home buyers may need to know during the mortgage purchase process. Google has partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to launch the new tools because it has been found that many people asked questions such …

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The game of Tiger Woods, Tom Brady’s wild ride, Phil Mickelson’s antics and Peyton Manning’s interest made for an entertaining day of golf

The weather didn’t cooperate, but that was about the only thing that went wrong on Sunday during the game: Champions for Charity. When Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods had an oversized cardboard check totaling $ 20 million, they were soaking wet but smiling. It was a drenched but successful day at The Medalist in Hobe Sound, …

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Low interest rates could stay here

Federal Reserve officials conducted a large-scale experiment on the American job market before coronavirus blocking hit the American economy. This experiment could shed light on how civil servants think about unemployment and the way interest rates followed the pandemic. The Fed planned to keep unemployment at a 50-year low in 2020 without trying to cool the labor market through rate …

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Goldman Sachs on Federal Reserve, negative interest rates

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC. Getty Images Another “big setback” in the US economy could cause the Federal Reserve to consider cutting rates in the negative – but such a monetary policy would not be “very helpful,” said a Goldman Sachs strategist on Thursday. Fed chairman Jerome Powell reiterated on Wednesday that …

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