Fitch: Iceland Debt Relief Programme Appears Fiscally Neutral

| Source: Lánamál ríkisins

Iceland's proposals to relieve household debt via mortgage write-offs and tax-exempt private pension scheme savings appear consistent with the authorities' stated commitment to fiscal consolidation, Fitch Ratings says.

However, another round of writedowns may dent investor perceptions of Iceland's business environment, and the prospect of foreign bank creditors in the failed banks bearing most of the cost may make it more difficult to remove capital controls.

Fitch press release can be approached below.