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Parliament to consider preferential creditor status for consumers

Consumers could be set to jump up the insolvency hierarchy if Parliament backs the latest Law Commission recommendations. The Law Commission’s report, Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency, recommends, among other things, that consumers who prepay for goods or services over £250 in the six months prior to a formal insolvency process should be paid out … Continue Reading

Poland creates a Borrowers’ Support Fund to fill its consumer bankruptcy gap

Poland’s Parliament has enacted a new law creating a Borrowers’ Support Fund to help homeowners with mortgages that are underwater.  Official statistics by mortgage amount show that 24.3% of mortgages, totaling PLN 84.1 billion (approx. USD 22.7 billion) exceed the value of the borrowers’ homes, affecting 236,400 borrowers. This phenomenon has resulted from the large number … Continue Reading