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

Housing Finance International

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.


Difficult environment challenges issuers

Article Börsen-Zeitung on the vdp emissions climate

Immobilien & Finanzierung

Germany sets the standard

Interview with Dr. Georg Reutter and Jens Tolckmitt


Partners on the road to sustainable economic transformation

Guest article by Dr. Georg Reutter


Basel reform on the home stretch: improvements needed and possible!

By Jens Tolckmitt


How Pfandbrief banks are preparing for the new ESG requirements

By Sascha Kullig

Pfandbrief banks successfully meet new ESG requirements

Taxonomy tool for assessing green property finance – Excessive complexity