Greek Central Bank calls for more efficient management of NPLs

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras urged nonperforming loan (NPL) servicers to exploit an existing regulatory framework and to make more efficient management of debt, ANA reports.

In an interview with “Naftemporiki” financial newspaper, the responsible noted that these NPLs were out of banks’ balance sheets but this debt was not disappearing. “For this reason,” he said “it is important that NPL servicers manage the stock of NPLs more efficiently. This means exploiting an out-of-court mechanism for debt settlement and a recent new law on debt settlement and bankruptcy. It is important that servicers offer sustainable solutions to debtors or more efficient management of collateral – when necessary – to facilitate the return of debtors to the production process.” 

In the same occasion, he also stressed that successful management of NPLs by servicers is a prerequisite for the success of the Hercules program.

Original Story: Tornos News | News 
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