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Loan servicers: Buying expertise in Southern Europe

Acquisitions of loan servicing platforms have enabled private equity firms to move into hot new markets on the continent.

Loan servicers: Behind the scenes

How do loan servicers support the real estate finance industry, day-to-day?

The evolution of loan servicers

With lucrative work-out mandates in short supply, loan servicers are exploring alternative business lines.

The benefits of NPL securitisation

Italian non-performing loan portfolios have been sliced up and sold into the asset-backed securities market.

Non-core loans: Spain shines

The Spanish non-core loan sales market dominated European activity in 2017, although volumes were concentrated in mega-deals.

Non-core loans: Greek banks bearing gifts

Under pressure from the ECB, Greece’s largest lenders are finally bringing loan portfolios to the market.

Non-core loans: Still a long way to go …

Loan portfolio sales activity spiked in 2017 but Europe’s non-core real estate debt pile is still huge.

Fintech: Proptech becomes reality

Entrepreneurs are harnessing technology to shape the future of the real estate industry.

Fintech: Playing catch-up with technology

To move with the times, banks’ real estate units are investing in technology, often in partnership with start-ups.

Fintech: Property’s tech upgrade

Technology disrupts, but is real estate keeping pace? In the first of a four-part report on fintech, Lauren Parr discovers online platforms may be only a tiny part of the property finance market, but they are important innovators.

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