Mortgage woes persist
THE number of people who are now a year or more behind on their mortgage repayments has risen.
The increase is despite a fall-off in the numbers getting into arrears for the first time.
Some 61,000 residential mortgage accounts are now in arrears for a year or more, fresh figures from the Central Bank show. And there has been a rise in the numbers who are two years or more in arrears. The bad news on long-term arrears masks an improvement in the numbers who are three months or more behind on their payments - the key indicator of arrears.