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Newcastle fixes at 5.49% for 20 years

Newcastle Building Society is offering a 20-year mortgage fixed at 5.49 per cent.

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The Building Societies’ Association has trumpeted the merger of Nationwide and Portman as an opportunity for a mutual to give the banks a run for their money.The BSA claims its members do not get the same grief as banks for treating customers unfairly and it is healthier to have strong building societies in the mortgage […]

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