The Cabinet is expected to meet tomorrow to discuss its plans to provide more supports to the thousands of people in mortgage arrears and facing repossession.

It is understood the package will provide an examinership process for homeowners, whereby people can appeal the bank veto on a new deal to the courts.

It is also looking at enhancing the role of MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.

There are also reports today that an English charity will act as an intermediary between the banks and lenders.

Changes are also expected to the criteria for the mortgage-to-rent scheme and changes are expected in relation to the income and property valuation criteria.

Separately, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has written to the chair of the Oireachtas finance committee, Liam Twomey, to look at TD Willie Penrose's proposal to reduce the bankruptcy period.

That review must be completed by the summer recess.