Statement 17 September 2013
In March 2013, the Central Bank announced targets (end June, end September and end December) for banks offering sustainable long term solutions for mortgage arrears customers. The Central Bank also intimated that targets for ‘concluded’ arrangements with mortgage arrears customers would follow. The Central Bank, in agreement with the Troika, has now set its expectations of the banks in this regard and requires banks to have concluded arrangements with 15 per cent of their over 90-day mortgage arrears customers by end of December 2013. Furthermore, the Central Bank is now setting expectations for end March 2014 for sustainable solutions offered to customers to reach 70 per cent of over 90-day arrears and for concluded solutions to reach 25 per cent.