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In a push to tackle Greek’s bad debt exposure, the Greek Parliament has approved a new asset purchase scheme nicknamed ‘Hercules’. The scheme aims to assist Greek banks deleverage their non-performing loans (NPLs) without the need for the government to step in with subsidies.
Under the scheme, banks will sell non-performing loans to a special purpose vehicle, which will use proceeds from the issuance of tranched notes to market investors to purchase the loans. The Greek government will provide a public guarantee for the senior notes in the securitisation vehicle at a market rate.
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