QUESTION NO: 272
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan)
by Deputy Bernard J. Durkan
for WRITTEN ANSWER on 23/06/2015
To ask the Minister for Finance the extent to which appeals continue to be made against decisions by lenders to refuse banking accommodation to various enterprises; the number of decisions which have been overturned; the extent to which the number of cases referred for appeal has fluctuated over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
As the Deputy is aware, the Credit Review Office (CRO) assists SME or farm borrowers who have had an application for credit of up to €3m declined or reduced by AIB, Bank of Ireland or Ulster Bank (who joined the review process on 1 June 2015) and who feel that they have a viable business proposition. PTSB will shortly commence SME lending and will participate in the credit review process.
The tables below, provided by the CRO, provide the information requested by the Deputy:
Credit Review Office Applications
Credit Review Office Reviews Completed