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Outrage in Greece as 700,000 properties are at high risk of auction

Greece’s Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) on Feb. 9 ruled that loan management companies- known as servicers, can conduct auctions on behalf of “funds” that have bought packages of non-performing loans in the country. According to Greek media reports, this means that 700,000 properties are at risk while within three years it is estimated that around…

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Macro environment points to higher risks in EU banks’ mortgage portfolios

The European Union’s banks are exposed to downside risks as residential real estate markets get overheated, a new report finds. EU banks reported more than EUR 4.1 trillion of loans and advances collateralized by residential immovable property, the report published by the European Banking Authority (EBA), finds. This corresponds to 1/3 of all loans towards…

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