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  • The loans Fannie and Freddie buy from lenders are primarily long-term fixed-rate ones that banks are less willing to hold on their balance sheet.

    Bill Proposes Mortgage Shake-Up

  • The long-term fixed-rate mortgage is an asset that lenders do not want to keep on their books, Zigas said.

    Major changes ahead for mortgage system as U.S. seeks to scale back role in housing

  • Fannie and Freddie guarantee primarily long-term fixed-rate mortgages that banks are less willing to hold on their balance sheet.

    Republican Proposes New Corporation to Replace Fannie, Freddie

  • But British house prices and market volatility had required interest rates higher than in other countries only 7 percent of mortgages in Britain were long-term fixed-rate agreements.

    Beyond the Crash

  • Conservatives want government out of the mortgage market altogether, while liberals say that would spell the demise of affordable long-term fixed-rate loans. -- Top News

  • The financial information service said that the interest rates offered on relatively short-term fixed-rate bonds have been rising since August 2010.

    BBC News - Home

  • "There is only so much balance sheet capacity for the life insurance companies," said David Twardock, the president of Prudential Mortgage Capital, "and there needs to be other loan products in the market that provide long-term fixed-rate financing."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Teekay Tankers owns a fleet of nine double-hull Aframax tankers and six double-hull Suezmax tankers, and has time-chartered in two Aframax tankers, all of which an affiliate of Teekay Corporation manages through a mix of short- or medium-term fixed-rate time-charter contracts and spot tanker market trading.

  • The fixed-rate ISA market has also seen a lot of movement, particularly for medium to long term fixed-rate ISAs.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Many of those who have taken out short-term fixed-rate mortgages will have subsequently switched products, either on moving house or when remortgaging. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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