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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Pfandbrief Act

Brochure Pfandbrief Act

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25/06/2019

Development of residential and commercial property financing in Germany

German real estate market in the longest expansion phase since German reunification; Financing structures stable despite long-running boom; average share of borrowed funds at around 50 percent

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Facts 2018

  • Funding Activities of the Pfandbrief Banks
  • Structure of the Cover Pools - vdp member institutions
  • The Pfandbrief Banks’ lending business

 

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01/03/2019

Real Estate Market in Germany in early 2019

The latest vdp analysis of the German property market shows that the brisk demand for residential and office properties continues to set the tone of the market. New construction in the housing and office property segments provided hardly any relief last year.

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12/04/2018

Real Estate Market in Germany in early 2018

By focusing on selected indicators, the article provides an up-to-date overview of movements in the housing and office property markets in Germany. Given how sensitively real estate markets react to the economic situation, this overview is preceded by a summary of the macroeconomic  conditions.

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09/04/2018

Facts & Figures 2017

Funding Activities of the Pfandbrief Banks
The Pfandbrief Banks’ lending business
Outlook Pfandbrief market

 

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Pfandbrief Act

Brochure Pfandbrief Act

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10/10/2017

Structures of Residential Property Finance 2017

Findings of a survey conducted among the member banks of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks

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The Pfandbrief 2017 I 2018

Facts and Figures about Europe's Covered Bond Benchmark

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01/10/2017

The Legal Framework for Issuing Pfandbriefe

Pfandbriefe are covered interest-bearing bonds. They are issued by credit institutions with a license to engage in Pfandbrief business (Pfandbrief Banks) and placed on the capital market. These credit institutions use them to fund certain loans that are secured by real estate liens, ship mortgages, aircraft mortgages and claims against public-sector bodies. Depending on the type of collateralization, these bonds are referred to as Mortgage Pfandbriefe, Ship Pfandbriefe, Aircraft Pfandbriefe or Public Pfandbriefe respectively. Most Pfandbriefe are issued in the form of bearer bonds, followed by registered bonds. 

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