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New repossession law hits brick wall

Legal hurdles to the new repossession law, which was introduced earlier this year, have arisen after local courts put the brakes on the supposedly faster process for banks to reduce non-performing loans (NPLs).

Funds eyeing Bank of Cyprus bad loans

A number of funds are reported to be interested in buying some of the Bank of Cyprus’ non-performing loan portfolio, which is valued at as much as €5 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Non-performing loans highest in Europe

Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Cypriot construction and real estate sectors are amongst the highest in Europe with construction NPLs standing at 75 per cent and real estate NPLs standing at 39 per cent at the end of March.

Tougher insolvency & NPL laws

MPs approved tougher laws for dealing with non-performing loans (NPLs) and foreclosures that should also enable trapped buyers to get a Title Deed at a special plenary session of the Cyprus parliament yesterday.

Opposition delays NPL & Co-op bills

Opposition parties have rejected a request by the Cyprus government to urgently discuss five bills concerning the management of non-performing loans (NPLs) and the takeover of the Co-op by the Hellenic bank.

Cabinet approves NPL reduction bills

Four bills and regulations that will significantly improve the way non-performing loans (NPLs) are dealt with and provide for incentives, penalties and e-auctions were approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.

Non-performing loan laws inefficient

The legal frameworks introduced by Cyprus aimed at reducing non-performing loans (NPLs) are inefficient according to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in its annual report.

Bills rewarding bad borrowers may pass

The bills rewarding bad borrowers by exempting them from paying income tax, capital gains tax, property transfer fees, stamp duty and the special defence contribution are expected to pass.

Reward bad borrowers; punish the good

In a move, which if successful, will result in rewarding bad borrowers while punishing the good, the Cyprus parliament is expected to vote on proposals granting tax relief to bank debtors by July.

Cyprus running out of time to reduce NPLs

Pressure is mounting on the Cyprus banks to reduce non-performing loans (NPLs) and proposals put forward by the Finance Ministry could also fix areas in the law affecting the issue of title deeds from indebted developers.

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