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Helaba finances Korean investors’ Paris purchase

The German bank has backed a consortium led by Hyundai Investment Asset Management.

EC proposals create uncertainty for secondary loan markets

The LMA has discussed suggested amendments with the European Commission. The industry body's head of legal Amelia Slocombe comments some of the key issues.

Be ready for a rise in the cost of money

An increase in rates could lead to some lenders reducing their maximum LTV levels, says Savills' Nick Hume.

News in numbers: Lenders a-plenty

The figures that shaped the property finance industry from mid-May to mid-June.

Goldman goes Dutch for latest securitisation

The US bank has made a swift return to Europe’s CMBS market with an office deal in the Netherlands.

Landmark sale kicks off Greek NPL market

The country’s first major property-backed portfolio sold by a domestic bank met with strong demand.

Deka capitalises on renewed Korean interest in London

The German bank’s £205m loan to Mirae demonstrates the opportunity for European lenders to back South Korean investors.

Italy’s affair with populism spooks lenders

Political turmoil has caused unease in the commercial real estate sector, although some are still prepared to lend in the country.

A sting in the retail

Amid warnings of ‘enormous complacency’, deepening gloom on the UK’s high streets should encourage lenders to adjust their strategies.

Savills: Lenders may cap leverage when the UK’s refinancing need is at its greatest

The consultancy’s valuations directors warn that a correction in property values could temper lenders’ risk appetite.

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