The hype-machine is in full throttle on the sale of the former INBS loans. The fear being that some large evil hedge-fund is out there waiting to repossess homes in the thousands.
There may be such a fund headed by some unknown Dr. Evil, but chances are a hedge-fund is the best outcome for the IBRC mortgage holders.
While some of the points about who does and doesn’t fall under various regulations has been made here already, it is worth pointing out that several other factors must apply.
Firstly is that IBRC loans have no recourse to the FSO already, and loans in the IBRC cannot be changed outside of the original loan terms so people simply can’t get a solution while they are IBRC owned.
This is a problem common in other lenders such as Bank of Scotland who don’t exist here any more, only original loan terms can apply so apart from interest only there is no creativity for a mortgage resolution allowed.
Due to that …