The latest statistics posted on the web site of the National Bank of Macedonia show that a rising number of physical persons are not in a position to settle their liabilities as the number of blocked accounts
of firms has slightly decreased.
Half of the firms in Macedonia, or a total of 37,256, had blocked accounts
in August, according to the reports of the National Bank.
In October, the number of blocked accounts
went up to 140,000, 59,000 of which were accounts of legal and as many as 80,807 accounts of physical persons.
He added that it is clear that companies have no money and this is confirmed with the increased number of blocked accounts
People were hard put to pay credit installments on time and the number of blocked accounts
of companies was on the rise.
Around 30,000 firms and just as many citizens have been put on a list of the Central Register due to blocked accounts
Due to unsettled debts, the Internal Revenue Office continued blocking banks accounts of firms and individuals in December 2010 and, according to National Bank statistics, blocked accounts
in December totaled 89,232, which is an increase of 2,000 from November.
The municipalities that cannot move to the second stage of decentralization because of blocked accounts
will be helped with government lending approved for longer periods of time.
This is the dilemma the opposition raised at the parliamentary debate Monday, saying they will not support a budget bill that brings poverty, blocked accounts
and a worse standard of living.
On the other hand, the data of the National Bank shows an increase in blocked accounts
According to Penchev, the same act allows BNB a faster-track approach with regard to a bank that has stopped payments for more than seven workdays, which could help KTB's clients regain access to their blocked accounts
before the six-month period expires.
Widening the eligibility to obtain an Electronic Fund Transfer Card (EFTC) the holders of Migrant Blocked Accounts
, SIA, and Diplomatic Accounts etc.