Banks set to finance own NPL exits through guarantees

By Owen Sanderson
08 Jun 2017

Italian banks are the most likely financiers of their own non-performing loan (NPL portfolio sales, thanks to the structure of the government guarantee scheme, and the difficulty of executing large NPL trades with external finance. Portugal, too, looks set to go down the same road.

“Italian non-performing loan financing is a little bit like my teenage sex life,” said one securitization investor, talking at the Global ABS conference in Barcelona this week. “Everybody is talking about it an awful lot, nobody is actually doing it, and what little action there is involves no ...

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