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RBS faces £170m hit from Spanish housebuilder collapse

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group could face a loss of £170m after the collapse of Spanish housebuilder Rivero y Soler.

The Telegraph reports the company has filed for one of the largest bankruptcies in Spanish history with debts of €1.6bn.

RBS is one of Rivero y Soler’s largest lenders.

The filing for bankruptcy follows a failure by two subsidiaries, Alteco and MAG Import, to refinance an outstanding loan.

The Telegraph says RBS is unlikely to have to write-off the entire loan and the state-backed lender has already made substantial provisions for new losses.

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