Arizun managing director John McDaniel and director Cathal O’Leary: “Arizun will buy the mortgage from the bank and write off the mortgage debt plus arrears.” said Mr O’Leary.

Irish company Arizun believes it has come up with a solution to the problem of long-term mortgage arrears, one that will keep distressed borrowers in (...)

Arizun managing director John McDaniel and director Cathal O’Leary: “Arizun will buy the mortgage from the bank and write off the mortgage debt plus arrears.” says Mr O’Leary.

An Irish company has secured €100 million in funding to buy up distressed mortgage loans with a view to keeping people in their homes on a sale-and-le(...)

Galway’s Oisín Flannery in action against  Jamie Harkin of Kilkenny during the   All-Ireland minor hurling  quarter-final round 2 game at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

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George Murphy scores one of  Kilkenny’s seven goals. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

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While mortgages in default, particularly early cases in arrears, have come down steadily in recent years, long-term arrears remain stubbornly high.  Photograph: Getty Images

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Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. The Government this week overhauled an existing six-year-old mortgage-to-rent plan. Photograph: Eric Luke

An Irish company seeking to buy distressed loans under the State’s expanded “mortgage-to-rent” scheme is in talks with two lenders to acquire debt att(...)