Chase Mortgage Rates: Conforming Home Loans and Refinance Mortgage Rates for December 16

Besides home purchase loans, Chase advertises loans for mortgage refinancing as well. On Monday, the standard 30-year fixed mortgage has an asking rate of 4.625%. Mortgage shoppers who think the 15-year fixed counterpart fits the bill better, may want to consider this type of loan as it starts at 3.625%. Browsing through the lender’s other refinancing options, the 7/1 adjustable rate mortgage demands 3.750% in interest. The 5/1 ARM, on the other hand, is carrying a rate of 3.375%. Check the details below for more information on Chase’s current mortgage rates.

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Three former Irish bank executives appear in court on conspiracy charges

Three former Irish bank executives, including the ex-chief executive of one of the country's largest lenders, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in the run-up to the country's banking crisis, a court heard on Wednesday.

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NBN Co should stick to network construction, not retail services: iiNet

iiNet has been providing NBN services for four years. Buckingham said the company's focus is on understanding customers and the range and types of services they require. He believes NBN Co should therefore limit its focus to network construction as service providers are better positioned to respond to customer demand and design products and services based on direct market feedback.

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Legal watchdog rejects complaint over Leveson barristers' affair

Lord Justice Leveson has previously rejected calls for an inquiry, claiming there was “simply no room” for a “breach of confidence or other conspiracy” as a result of personal relations.

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Buzzfeed fatigue? Facebook really wants to know what you want to see in your News Feed

Facebook’s survey is in many ways a clear response to one of the biggest issues with basing its News Feed changes solely on user activity: Clicks and shares may show Facebook that people are in love with Buzzfeed and Upworthy, but actual user survey responses might point in another direction entirely.

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