Selling a house or switching mortgages to another bank early could get unwary home-owners into significant financial peril.

In one case a man was asked to pay a total of $11,000 when he sold his house and paid off his mortgage earlier than expected.

As a result the Banking Ombudsman has issued a reminder to fully investigate the costs of terminating home loans early or changing banks.

“It pays to research your obligations and all the potential costs before moving your home loan.”

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