CBI to release list of major defaulters on bank loans by Friday

April 19, 2022 - 11:8

TEHRAN- Central Bank of Iran (CBI) will release the list of major defaulters on bank loans by the end of the current Iranian calendar week (Friday), the bank’s governor announced.

“As we promised before, the list of major defaulters on bank loans will be published in more detail by the end of the week”, Ali Saleh-Abadi told IRNA after a meeting with the managing directors of the banks on Monday.

Last week, CBI Public Relations Director Mostafa Qamari-Vafa had announced in a tweet: “The central bank, within the framework of the comprehensive plan to reform the banking network and based on financial discipline and credit health of banks, according to paragraph D of Note 16 of Budget Law of 1401 (current Iranian calendar year) will publish the names of major defaulters on bank loans from next week.”

According to the CBI, the table related to the large bank debtors’ information will be completed in the middle of the next Iranian calendar month (April 20-May 20) after receiving the relevant information from the banks.

As announced on April 11 by Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ehsan Khandouzi, 11 state-owned banks had already published their list of major defaulters.

Pointing out that this level of transparency has been unprecedented in the country's banking history, the minister said: "The names of companies and real entities who were among the big deadbeats on bank loans have been revealed, and we hope that this will help the banks collect the debts and provide the ground for more creditworthy people, whether producers or ordinary people, to have access to the banking resources.”

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