Fresh from the Central Bank:
At end-June 2012, there were 761,533 private residential mortgage accounts for principal dwellings held in the Republic of Ireland, to a value of €112 billion.
Of this total stock of accounts, 83,251, or 10.9 per cent, were in arrears of more than 90 days. This compares with 77,630 accounts (10.2 per cent of total) that were in arrears of more than 90 days at end-March 2012.
* The number of accounts that were in arrears of more than 180 days was 65,698 at end-June 2012, equivalent to 8.6 per cent of the total stock. At end-March, the number of accounts in arrears of more than 180 days was 59,437, or 7.8 per cent of the total stock.
* There were 45,165 accounts in arrears of less than 90 days at end-June 2012. This figure reflects a fall of 2.4 per cent since end-March, when there were 46,284 accounts in short-term arrears.
*While the number of accounts in arrears of more than 90 days increased by 7.2 per cent during Q2, the total value of arrears outstanding on these accounts increased by 11 per cent.
(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)