Montepio to sell 300 million NPL “Project Gerês” portfolio

Bank Montepio is analysing the transfer of between 1 and 2 billion euro in toxic assets to a specialised vehicle, aiming to perform a «carve-out» operation. And has already placed a new 300 million euros NPL portfolio on the market.

Named “Project Gerês”, this is a granular NPL portfolio, whose sale process is being managed by KPMG. The 300 million euro concern the gross value of the credits, excluding the impairments registered by the bank for this set of contracts and loans.

The bank has one of Portugal’s highest toxic asset rates, having registered in June an NPE (Non-Performing Exposure) ratio of 9.3%, according to the second quarter’s statements. During the same period, the banking system showed an NPL rate of 4.3%, below the 5% rate required by the European authorities.

Original Story: Iberian Property |Ana Tavares 
Photo: Montepio website
Edition: Prime Yield