only 18% of NAMA loans are performing…

remember, this rate was 21% as late as late 2011…..

NAMA Wine Lake

Ah remember the innocent old days of 2009 when NAMA was just a glint in Peter Bacon’s eye? The assumption was that loans extracted by NAMA from the banks would see the banks crystallising losses of €23bn, after an average 30% haircut – we were so innocent in those days that even the term “haircut” meant something different. And you might also recall the assumption in the draft business plan published in September 2009 that 40% of the loans acquired by NAMA would be performing. Since then, NAMA has actually forced €42bn of losses on banks and we have been constantly disappointed with NAMA reporting fewer and fewer loans performing, and in its most recent report and accounts for Q4, 2011, the Agency said that only 20% were performing, down from 21% the previous quarter. Alas it seems that even this was an overstatement.

In the Dail this week, the…

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