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Allianz to add development lending to its debt capabilities – Exclusive

The German insurer is aiming to diversify its property loan book with ‘enhanced’ lending products.

UK lenders play it safe, survey shows

A survey of UK debt trends shows alternative lenders are encroaching further into senior banks’ territory.

Allianz Real Estate’s growth soars amid debt boom

The Munich-based insurer expanded its loan portfolio by €3.7bn in 2017.

Barings refinances London’s Café Royal with £165m loan

The private lender has provided a 47% LTV debt facility in a ‘rare’ financing opportunity, as it targets alternative sectors across the UK.

REC AWARDS 2017: The lenders of the year

The winners revealed across the REC Awards 2017 lender categories.

REC AWARDS 2017: The results

The results of Real Estate Capital's annual awards can now be revealed.

Regulation: Solvency II – The right degree of caution?

Solvency II regulators have shown willing to investigate high CMBS capital charges for insurers.

Aviva takes flexible approach with Helical debt package

Aviva Investors has used capital from three separate lending mandates to provide a £124 million (€141 million) financing to UK property investor Helical, as it continues to expand its range of real estate financing products.

L&G hires Blackstone exec to grow property debt unit

Legal & General, the UK-based insurance company, has appointed Lorna Brown to develop its existing real estate debt business and expand its scope for internal and external clients.

Why debt will be the real estate play in 2018

Credit will provide a major access point into real estate for an increasing number of investors in the year ahead.

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