IT is always sad when it takes a tragedy to change a country’s policy.

That said, it is encouraging that the Spanish Banking Association has acted swiftly after two people committed suicide over repossession threats.

It is the mark of a civilised society to try and protect those people who would face being homeless if they were evicted from their homes.

After all, many of these victims have often lost their jobs, cannot pay their mortgages, and sometimes are unable to even feed their families.

As unemployment levels rise and Spain’s situation gets increasingly shaky, if anything, more should be done to help those facing eviction, often through no fault of their own.

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