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Emergency meteorological events in the provinces of Catania, Messina, Palermo and Trapani: initiatives to support customers

Banca Progetto is alongside its customers to overcome the emergency as a result of the exceptional meteorological events that occurred starting from July 2023 in the provinces of Catania, Messina, Palermo and Trapani, activating the legally mandated measures.

Banca Progetto has implemented the measures outlined in the Order of the Head of the Department of Civil Protection (OCDPC) dated March 13, 2024, No. 1,078, published on the Civil Protection Department's website (https://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/it/normativa/ocdpc-n-1078-del-13-marzo-2024/) regarding the suspension of payment of instalments, following the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of 26 February 2024 - published in the Official Gazette no. 55 of 6 March 2024 - https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/atto/vediMenuHTML?atto.dataPubblicazioneGazzetta=2024-03-06&atto.codiceRedazionale=24A01232&tipoSerie=serie_generale&tipoVigenza=originario - with which a state of emergency was declared for 12 months from the date of the resolution.

In particular, Article 5 ("Suspension of Mortgages"), of the Order has provided that the aforementioned event constitutes force majeure as defined and for the effects of Article 1218 of the Civil Code.

In this regard, individuals holding mortgages related to evacuated buildings or engaged in commercial and economic activities, including agriculture, in the same buildings, may, upon presentation of a self-certification of the damage suffered, request from credit and banking institutions, until the habitability or usability of the said property and in any case not later than the cessation date of the state of emergency (February 26, 2025), a suspension of the mortgage payments, choosing between:

  • the suspension of the entire installment

  • the suspension of the capital portion only

Customers can request the suspension of payment from the Bank by submitting the relevant request (see Attachment 1), accompanied by a self-certification made in accordance with Presidential Decree of December 28, 2000, No. 445, and subsequent amendments (see Self-Certification Attachment).

The total suspended amount must be repaid to the Bank without any additional charges or fees in terms of commissions or processing fees. The maturity of the mortgage will be extended for a period corresponding to the duration of the suspension.

In the case of the suspension of the capital portion only, the borrower will pay the Bank, for the duration of the suspension months, an interest installment calculated on the remaining debt on a capital basis, at the rate and in the manner provided in the contract.

In the case of the suspension of the entire installment (capital portion + interest portion), the accrued and potentially suspended interest during the period, unproductive of additional interest, will be divided into equal installments on the subsequent due dates and will be fully payable in the event of mortgage extinguishment or substitut

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2022 Banca Progetto S.p.A. - Registered Office and General Management in Milan, Via Bocchetto, 6, 20123 Tax Code, VAT No. and Registration Number with the Milan Register of Companies 02261070136 - Member of the Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi [Interbank Deposit Protection Fund], the Fondo Nazionale di Garanzia [National Guarantee Fund] and the Arbitro Bancario Finanziario [Banking and Financial Arbitrator] (ABF) - Registered with the Banks Register under No. 5332 - ABI [Italian Banking Association] Code 5015 Share Capital € 10,404,418.17 fully paid up