The Central Bank of Ireland has reprimanded and imposed a fine on Bank of Montreal Ireland for breaching a condition of its banking licence by failing to submit three operational risk returns to the Irish Central Bank, and failing to establish and maintain effective processes and internal controls to ensure compliance with this regulatory reporting…

Latest figures released by the Registry Trust shows that the number of consumer debt judgements increased in Ireland during Q1 2019. There were 595 judgments registered against consumers in Ireland during Q1 2019, 26 percent higher than the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released today (April 29 2019) by Registry Trust.…

Irish bank KBC has appointed Peter Roebben has been appointed as its new Chief Executive assuming the role from Wim Verbraeken, who will return to the Belgian bank’s head office in Brussels. Roebben, who is currently a senior general manager of group credit risk at KBC Group’s head office in Brussels During his 27-year career with KBC,…

With established markets in Italy, Spain and Greece still at the at the forefront of investor’s attention for Non-Perfoming Loans (NPL) investment, there is increased appetite to seek out new markets according to a new research report from law firm Ashurst. The report, A Global NPL Perspective, compiled the views of senior executives across the…

Lenders could find it much harder to enforce cross border debts in the event of a no deal Brexit, RSM has warned. Currently, European regulations facilitate the collection of cross border debts within the EU, notably through the use of European Enforcement Orders. These allow a judgment in one member state to be enforced in…

The total number of judgments in 2018 against Irish consumers is at a record low, with consumer judgments down eight percent. However, the value of consumer judgments rose by 22 percent in the same year. There were 1,985 judgments registered against consumers in 2018, eight percent fewer than the previous year and a record low.…

The Irish Central Bank has published the penultimate update on the Tracker Mortgage Examination, showing that, at end-2018, lenders had paid out €647 million to customers affected by their failings. This is an increase of €67 million since end-August. The update also showed that an additional 1,400 affected customers have been included by lenders for…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out how it would use the temporary transitional power in the event the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. The Treasury has put forward draft legislation that would make transitional provisions if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. This is intended to minimise the disruption for…

The European non-performing loan (NPL) market reached a new peak in 2018 with disposals totalling EUR 205.2bn in gross book value (GBV), according to the new European NPL FY 2018 report, published by Debtwire ABS. Debtwire NPL Database tracked 142 transactions. The last quarter saw a particularly intense pace of activity, given that at the…

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