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Are Bankia and Banco Sabadell about to sell your mortgage?
25 January 2019 @ 11:53

Spanish banks have been making major moves lately to offload their non-performing loan books. This means 2019 will be a busy year for property debt collectors! If you have a Spanish mortgage, chances are you could be affected.

Just before Christmas, Bankia announced that it has agreed the sale of €3.07bn in bad real estate assets to private equity firm Lone Star. The deal will close later in the year.

Similarly, Banco Sabadell have also agreed to sell 80% of its property platform Solvia to a subsidiary of Intrum Group, one of the world’s leading debt collection companies.

What does this mean for your Spanish mortgage?

When a company buys up bad debts, they want to recover the money as quickly as possible. This could mean legal action as they typically take an aggressive approach towards recouping debt. They can also chase the debt back in the UK. However, this is actually good news for you as it means they are likely to settle the debt for a much lower amount. If you have a Spanish mortgage and are notified that your loan will be sold, now is the time to act.

What can you do?

For most of us a new year means a new start and January is the perfect time to take a look at your situation and come up with a plan to tackle your debt. Here are our top tips for approaching it:

 1. Set realistic goals

When people set New Year’s resolutions, often they are overly ambitious and give themselves goals that are unachievable. All this will do is make you feel negative and like you have failed when you are unable to achieve them. To avoid this, be sure to look at your financial situation thoroughly and give yourself small goals that you know you’ll be able to achieve. There’s no point in trying to pay back too much as this may even result in you getting into more debt.

2. Keep on top of your finances

One of the best ways to manage your finances is to keep track of all of your incomings and outgoings. Do this by writing everything down in a book and checking it daily. This will help you to understand your behaviour when it comes to money and will assist you when it comes to paying off property debt.

3. Seek professional help

Sometimes you need the help of someone that really knows what they are talking about when it comes to debt. This can help relieve the stress and emotional weight of your situation. Seeking advice from professionals who deal with these issues every day could be your best bet of resolving your debt.



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mariadecastro said:
25 January 2019 @ 17:41

Yes, there is much to oppose to a Bank asking for mortgage debt. As a matter of fact many mortgage enforcement proceedings are paralysed in Spain at the moment til the European Court solves a matter brought to it by Spain Supreme Court.

Our experience tells us that, under this scenario, Banks are willing to settle in those cases when you give your property back to them in payment of the remaining mortgage debt.

Do your calculations as a try might be worth it


Peter Faulkner said:
26 January 2019 @ 09:08

My mortgage is all up to date. Can I take it that this will not affect me?


Tina Willamott said:
26 January 2019 @ 09:14

I would also like to ask the same as Peter Faulkner. Our mortgage payments are up to date.


ads said:
26 January 2019 @ 14:11

Dear Maria
To assist transparency and understanding please could advise what exactly is being contested at European Court level in this regard?
Many thanks.




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