Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (225)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

225. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance if he will outline what will happen to the mortgages of citizens in the now defunct Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Irish nationwide; his views on whether these mortgage holders will have their loans transferred to another financial institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10254/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised that the contractual terms and conditions of customer mortgages and other borrowings will not change as a result of the appointment of the Special Liquidators and all debts owing to IBRC will remain due and enforceable. It is important that, to avoid breaches of their obligations, customers continue to make payments on their loans and otherwise honour the contractual obligations of their borrowings. As part of the role of the liquidators, the assets of IBRC will be valued independently before being sold. Any assets not sold to third parties (including loan counterparties and other financial institutions) at or above the valuation price will be sold to NAMA at the independent valuation. The Special Liquidators are still in the process of devising and implementing a sales process in respect of IBRC’s assets including the mortgage portfolio.

Question No. 226 answered with Question No. 224.