President orders settlement of non-performing loans of less than AED 5 million (final add)
WAM Abu Dhabi, May 20th, 2012 (WAM) --xxxx. Affairs. The Supreme Committee of the Debts Settlement Fund for Citizens had reviewed in a meeting presided over by Ahmed Jumaa Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Fund, the list of defaulters prepared by the UAE Central Bank. It includes the names of citizens whose loans are less than AED5 million, pending banking settlements with the creditor banks in accordance with procedures of the Fund.
The number of those covered by the Presidential Decree was 368 Emiratis, whose defaulting debts touches about AED568 million. The number of detainees whom sentences have been issued was 60 citizens with owed defaulting total amounts of about AED68.8 million.
Al Zaabi said the presidential decree reflects keenness of Sheikh Khalifa to provide good living conditions and family stability to the citizens. He added that the Fund continues work to settle all the defaulting loans, taking into account the size of beneficiary categories, nature of loans and the defaulting cases.
He called on the beneficiaries of bank settlements provided by the Fund to speed up their applications to the bank and creditor agencies to complete the settlement procedures in accordance with the procedures specified by the Fund.