Homeowners win mortgage refund

Hundreds of thousands of homeowners could be in line to collect hefty refunds for unfair mortgage charges as lenders face being forced to hand back millions of pounds in fees imposed on customers who missed their monthly loan payments. One firm has been fined £2.8million and made to return £7.7million to borrowers when it was found to have acted unfairly. The crackdown by the Financial Services Authority is likely to lead to claims by hundreds of thousands of home owners who believe they have been harshly penalised.