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vdp index: Residential and commercial property prices up by nearly 6 %

The property price index of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) rose by 5.9 % year on year in the third quarter of 2019. This means that the index, which is calculated for the Germa...



Pfandbrief banks criticize revival of the ECB buying programme for covered bonds

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on September 12 that it will be relaunching the purchase programme for covered bonds on November 1, 2019.



Pfandbrief is 250 Years of age

vdp President Dr. Louis Hagen: “A stable pillar of the German financial system, the Pfandbrief has repeatedly demonstrated and constantly increased its appeal through innovation and change...



Pfandbrief banks establish minimum standards for Green Pfandbriefe

“Green Pfandbrief” trademark will further boost a young segment



vdp index: price momentum in top 7 housing markets continues to weaken

  • vdp property price index rose 6.7% in the second quarter compared with the same quarter the previous year
  • Housing top 7 markets: rental price growth easing
  • Commercial:...