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A sneak peek at Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2019

Our annual list of debt providers having the greatest impact on European property markets will be published in September. Here’s a taste of it.

The property industry should embrace flexible working

The decision by Lloyds to share its top real estate job between two people highlights the importance of keeping up with social change.

Lloyds’ McDougall: job-sharing is a ‘powerful’ message to the industry

Madeleine McDougall (pictured), the UK bank’s real estate boss since 2017, will share responsibilities with Andy Hulme in a move designed to improve work-life balance.

Prepare for a LIBOR-less future

LIBOR has underpinned financial markets for decades. But the benchmark could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for real estate lenders.

Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2019: Do you deserve to make the cut?

We’re already considering which firms should make this year’s list. There’s just over a week to argue why yours should be included.

Sentiment survey: less pessimism overall, but continued wariness about retail, availability of UK debt

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights pessimism about the retail sector and lower expectations for liquidity in the UK.

The borrower view: Europa’s Belinda Chain

Europa Capital’s head of asset finance on why loan terms must give companies the scope to carry out business plans

Natixis’s Verhoosel: ‘The globalisation of the real estate market is accelerating’

Natixis aims to capitalise on property investors’ international activities by operating an originate-to-distribute model across continents. Emmanuel Verhoosel, the French bank’s global head of real estate and hospitality, discusses market conditions.

Rise of the challenger lenders

Most did not exist a decade ago. Now, the UK’s emergent property debt providers, including challenger banks, peer-to-peer platforms and specialist lenders, are raising their profiles and their ambitions.

Deutsche Hypo: ‘Long-term investors are increasingly demanding green loans’

The German bank has launched a green lending initiative which grants reduced pricing for loans to assets that hit agreed sustainability criteria.
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