Department of Secondary Consequences

It is true that Irish mortgages are “recourse” – that is, you can’t just turn in the keys and walk away from a property as you can in many parts of the United States. On the other hand, Irish residents can leave the country – moving to Britain or the United States is a well-established tradition for many families. And how can an Irish lender enforce debts when someone has emigrated?

That's from Simon Johnson, interesting throughout.


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