Articles & interviews
The vdp conveys the common standpoints of German Pfandbrief banks to legislators, the government, authorities, as well as banking and financial-sector institutions at the national, European and international levels. In addition, it informs the media and the public. Below you’ll find positions by the vdp on statutory changes that have an impact on Pfandbriefe and the underlying business sectors of Pfandbrief banks.
Articles & interviews
„ECB seems to prefer high amplitude“
Interview with Gero Bergmann
In an interview with the Börsen-Zeitung, vdp President Gero Bergmann criticizes the European Central Bank on the subject of real estate valuation. He does not believe in ideas at EU level to harmonize with the Anglo-Saxon practice of rapidly increasing values in boom phases and rapidly reducing them in downturns.
Understanding transformation as an opportunity for the property sector
By Gero Bergmann
The real estate market and its financiers are facing major challenges. It is necessary to refurbish the building stock in terms of energy efficiency, make new buildings more energy-efficient, create affordable housing, enable offices for the working world of tomorrow and keep inner cities liveable and vibrant. To meet these challenges, an overall framework for transformation finance is needed. Here, regulation is often at odds with political goals.
Round Table on Security Rights over Immovable Property (Part 2) - Assessoriness of Security Rights over Immovable Property
Article by Dr. Otmar Stöcker and Prof. Dr Dres. h.c. Rolf Stürner
vdp Issuance Climate survey forecasts heavier weather
Article by The Covered Bond Report zum vdp-Emissionsklima
"Headwinds aren't coming from every direction"
Interview with vdp President Gero Bergmann
In his first interview as the newly elected vdp President, Gero Bergmann comments on the situation in the real estate and Pfandbrief markets and on regulatory measures that often fail to achieve their goals. For Bergmann, financing the transformation to a more sustainable real estate industry is of great importance.
Round Table on Security Rights over Immovable Property (Part1) - Objectives and Working Methods
By Dr. Otmar Stöcker / Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Rolf Stürner
Since 2005, the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, vdp) has invited academics and practitioners in mortgage and land register law from over 30 countries to Berlin twice a year to discuss legal developments. The following article explains the objectives and working methods of this comparative law project, whose database is progressively being made available to the public.