Company Announcements

Securitisation of Buy to Let ROI Mortgage NPE

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 8119V
Bank of Ireland Group PLC
10 April 2019

Bank of Ireland Group plc (together with its subsidiaries the ''Group'')


Securitisation of Buy to Let ROI Mortgage non-performing exposures ("NPE")


10 April 2019


The Group has entered into a securitisation of a portfolio of non-performing ROI mortgages secured on buy-to-let investment ("BTL") properties.


The portfolio has a gross value of c.€377 million, and upon completion due 18 April 2019, the transaction is expected to result in a 31 December 2018 pro-forma reduction in the Bank's NPE ratio from c.6.3% to c.5.9% and improve the Group's CET1 ratio by c.30bps while the Group's net interest income will reduce by c.€6 million on a full year basis.  


The portfolio of BTL mortgages and related customer relationships continue to be maintained by the Group, however the assets will be derecognised from the Group's balance sheet. 


This transaction has enabled the Bank to accelerate progress in reducing its NPE ratio. Our NPE reduction strategies will continue to be kept under review in response to the associated and evolving regulatory framework.




For further information please contact:


Bank of Ireland


Andrew Keating, Group Chief Financial Officer                                                                 +353 (0)766 23 5141

Darach O'Leary, Head of Group Investor Relations                                                           +353 (0)766 24 4224

Damien Garvey , Head of Group External Communications and Public Affairs            +353 (0)766 24 6716




Forward Looking Statement


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