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 (Part 2) - Assessoriness of Security Rights over Immovable Property

Article by Dr. Otmar Stöcker and Prof. Dr Dres. h.c. Rolf Stürner

The Covered Bond Report

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.

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