Credit Union Act 1997

Power to deal with charged property etc.


153. (1) Where, on an application by the examiner, the Court is satisfied that there is a reasonable prospect of the survival of the credit union as a going concern and that the disposal (with or without other assets) of—

( a) any property of the credit union subject to a security, or

( b) any goods in the possession of the credit union under a hire-purchase agreement,

would be likely to further that prospect, the Court may by order authorise the examiner to dispose of the property as if it were not subject to the security or dispose of the goods as if all rights of the owner under the hire-purchase agreement were vested in the credit union.

(2) It shall be a condition of an order under subsection (1) that—

( a) the net proceeds of the disposal, and

( b) where those proceeds are less than such amount as may be determined by the Court to be the net amount which would be realised on a sale of the property or goods in the open market by a willing vendor, such sums as may be required to make good the deficiency,

shall be applied towards discharging the sums secured by the security or payable under the hire-purchase agreement.

(3) Where a condition imposed in pursuance of subsection (2) relates to two or more securities, that condition requires the net proceeds of the disposal and, where paragraph (b) of that subsection applies, the sums mentioned in that paragraph to be applied towards discharging the sums secured by those securities in the order of their priorities.

(4) An office copy of an order under subsection (1) in relation to a security shall, within seven days after the making of the order, be delivered by the examiner to the F309 [ Bank ].

F310 [ (5) If the examiner without reasonable excuse fails to comply with subsection (4) , the examiner shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a class C fine. ]

(6) References in this section to a hire-purchase agreement include a conditional sale agreement, a retention of title agreement and an agreement for the bailment of goods which is capable of subsisting for more than three months.




Substituted (1.05.2003) by Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003 (12/2003), s. 35(1) and sch. 1 pt. 24 item 106, S.I. No. 160 of 2003, subject to transitional provisions in s. 36 and sch. 3 para. 26.


Substituted (11.10.2013) by Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012 (40/2012), s. 35 and sch. 1 item 122, S.I. No. 393 of 2013.