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EU-wide mortgage credit rules adopted

The EU has adopted a new directive aimed at creating a single market for mortgage credits in the EU, with a high degree of consumer protection that will come into force in all Member States in two years.

Open letter to John Hourican

In an open letter to John Hourican, the CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, a buyer from Scotland asks if the bank intends to call in the security it holds on homes to help repay developers’ debts.

Government plans to offer homeowner rescue scheme

The House Human Rights Committee has heard that the Cyprus government is planning to offer a rescue scheme to help homeowners who are unable to maintain their mortgage repayments.

A very Cypriot Swissgate

If the professional advisors had foreseen the pitfalls of Swiss Franc mortgages and did not tell the borrowers or worse still if they planned it this way, then we would have a scam of scandalous proportions.

Do not ignore Cypriot bank writs for loan non-payment

If you receive a writ from a bank in Cyprus for the non-payment of a housing loan / mortgage or a termination notice, the worst thing you can do is bury your head in the sand in the hope that the problem will go away.

Banks should offload distressed properties

The banks need to offload billions of Euros of property left on their books by bankrupt developers and offer 100 percent mortgages spread over 40 years, similar to those being offered in Spain.

Dreams of a home in Cyprus turn into a nightmare

British buyers seek redress as mortgage payments on their Cyprus properties double, Title Deeds fail to materialise and bailiffs threaten, alleging that Cypriot lawyers may not have complied with crucial legal formalities.

Alpha Bank moves to repossess homes built by Liasides

More than 100 people face losing their homes following applications filed by the Alpha Bank to auction eight plots of land that it mortgaged to bankrupt property developer Yiannis Liasides.

New law boost for Cyprus property buyers

Today’s Cyprus Weekly carried a report on the new law passed by parliament earlier this month concerning buyers trapped by developers’ mortgages.

This legalised theft must end

When is the Government of Cyprus going to change the laws that force those who have been scammed by their developer to pick up his bills or face losing their homes?

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