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Unfair contracts languishing at Legal Service

Fifty two decisions by the Cyprus Consumer Protection Service relating to unfair contracts have been languishing at the Legal Service for two-and-a-half years instead of being brought to court.

Bank lending systems stymie Cypriot buyers

The Cyprus banks complicated lending procedures cause stagnation of property purchases by Cypriots according to the chairman of the Cyprus Real Estate Agents Association (SKEK).

Nicosia protest against foreclosures

A protest outside the presidential palace in Nicosia against foreclosures of primary residences and business premises passed without incident on Thursday with the demonstrators dispersing by around 6pm.

MPs warn banks over Swiss franc loans

MPs in Cyprus have warned the banks that they might pass punitive legislation if they fail to offer households with Swiss franc loans better terms; many borrowers claim they were misled to the real risk involved.

Bill to curb bank usury

A vote on a bill to abolish unfair bank charges, such as a fee to monitor loan transaction history, insurance, added interest rates and other hidden charges, will take place at a plenary session of the Cypriot parliament next week.

Banks more aggressive over CHF loans

Cypriot banks are being more aggressive over Swiss Franc (CHF) loans and continue to serve Writs of Summons on clients at their UK residences for defaulting on their loan repayment obligations.

Three banks ready to ease Swiss franc loan burden

Three banks are ready to ease the burden on Swiss franc borrowers by writing off between 10 and 40 per cent of the loan in certain circumstances providing the borrower can show that they cannot repay.

Hourican lambasted by opposition parties

Bank of Cyprus CEO John Hourican has come under fire from opposition parties over comments attributed to him in a leaked email that said politicians are protecting larger businesses in Cyprus.

Banks using threats and blackmail

Banks have been accused by the head of the Borrowers Association of misleading borrowers into signing whatever they suggest through unfounded lies, duress, threats and blackmail.

Title deed event ‘sold out’

A proposed lecture on the thorny subject of title deeds which is due to take place in Paphos early in December has ‘sold out’ with all available seats booked within a week of its announcement.

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