Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1490)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1490. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of both full-time and part-time staff delivering the dedicated mortgage arrears service provided by MABS in each of the eight regional MABS boards in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19728/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Dedicated Mortgage Arrears (DMA) service which operates across the MABS network was established in 2015, as part of the Government’s supports to mortgage holders in arrears.

The DMA service aims to ensure that borrowers in mortgage arrears have access to information on the range of supports and options available to them and, where required, negotiates with lenders on their behalf. To date, the DMA MABS service has helped almost 7,000 borrowers with mortgage arrears issues.

There are 34 full-time and 3 part-time staff currently engaged in providing the DMA service across the MABS network in the regional locations as set out in the table following:

MABS Region

Number of staff engaged in providing the DMA service

South Munster

4 Full time

North Munster

6 Full time

Dublin South

4 Full time

Dublin North

3 Full time

South Leinster

5 Full time 

North Leinster

4 Full time, 1 Part time

North Connacht

4 Full time, 2 Part time

South Connacht

4 Full time

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.