Thursday July 16, 2020

The great loan sell-off continues unabated

Most of the big Irish banks, and Nama, look set to step up the sell-off of assets to a growing number of interested international investors, writes Philip Connolly.

20th April, 2013
AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge.

While individual asset sales have started to return to the Irish commercial property market, by far the biggest type of sales over the past few years have been that of loans. In a market previously dominated by debt, banks have been stepping up their asset disposals by selling off large loan books at massive discounts, with commercial property making up the majority of the security.

As private equity firms and other institutional buyers circled the...

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