Publications

Here you’ll find literature, essays, vdp studies, and informational material about Pfandbriefe and real-estate, public-sector, ship, and aircraft financing. It also includes our extensive vdp publication series, which brings together the knowledge and experience of a variety of Pfandbrief experts, who offer in-depth examinations of such aspects as the mortgage lending value, funding issues, and security rights over real property in Europe. Where available, you can also order our publication series in print version.

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01/07/2021

Pfandbrief Act

Brochure Pfandbrief Act

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29/04/2021

Facts 2020

Business figures of German Pfandbrief Banks 2020

 

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10/02/2021

INDEX Q4.2020

vdp index reaches new record high of 172.8 points

The property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) reached a new record high of 172.8 points at the end of 2020 (base year 2010 = 100 points). An evaluation of transaction data from 2020 for the German market as a whole shows that, compared with the end of 2019, property prices rose by 6.0% last year overall. Unlike other indices, the vdp index is based on real data from property transactions carried out by more than 700 banks.

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10/02/2021

INDEX Q1.2021

vdp index reaches new record high of 172.8 points

The property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) reached a new record high of 172.8 points at the end of 2020 (base year 2010 = 100 points). An evaluation of transaction data from 2020 for the German market as a whole shows that, compared with the end of 2019, property prices rose by 6.0% last year overall. Unlike other indices, the vdp index is based on real data from property transactions carried out by more than 700 banks.

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04/02/2021

Rent cap places a burden on the Berlin housing market

vdp study encourages the reduction of construction overhangs to address market bottlenecks

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10/11/2020

INDEX Q3.2020

vdp property price index increases by 6.1% to new high

The property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) increased to a new record high of 169.6 points in the third quarter of 2020 (base year 2010 = 100 points). Year on year, the index, which is calculated for the German market as a whole based on real transaction data, rose 6.1%. Compared with the first quarter of 2020, which was largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the index increased by 2.7%, reflecting the continuing positive trend in residential property prices.

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29/09/2020

EU harmonisation of Covered Bonds

On 7 January 2020, the package for the EU-wide harmonisation of covered Bond (cb) frameworks entered into force.

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10/08/2020

INDEX

Compared to the second quarter of 2019, the property price index published by the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) increased by 5.5% and now stands at 166.4 points. Despite this new record high, the first signs of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the German real estate market are becoming clear. The index for residential properties, which is based on actual transaction data for the German market as a whole, rose 6.0% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020: 6.5%), while the index for commercial properties increased by 3.9% (Q1 2020: 5.4%).

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11/05/2020

INDEX

The property price index of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) continued on its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2020, climbing to a new historical high.

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22/04/2020

Facts 2019

Business figures of German Pfandbrief Banks 2019

 

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