Yahoo launches mortgage calculator

Now both Yahoo and Google have search based mortgage calculators. Will Bing be next?

Following the footsteps of Google, Yahoo has quietly launched mortgage calculator to its search results for mortgage related searches. The search engine shows a mortgage calculator at the top of the search results, above the organic results but below the paid search ads.

In early February on the heels of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s release of its borrower education tool, Google launched a mortgage calculator. The calculator’s goal is also to help educate potential borrowers about mortgage costs.

The built-in mortgage calculator will apparently appear when a user searches for terms like, “mortgage calculator,” “loan interest calculator” and “interest calculator.”