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Five trends that could disrupt non-bank lending Stateside

The US alternative lending market could alert the less evolved European space to pitfalls, writes Arixa Capital Advisors' Jan Brzeski.

It is a good time to be an incumbent lender

Property owners are reluctant to sell assets, meaning refinancing will be a major driver of lending activity.

There is opportunity still in the NPL market

European regulators deserve credit for pressuring banks to deal with toxic loans, but the weight of capital chasing distressed property debt is also driving activity.

Market faces bad (and good) debt wave

Just as Europe’s lenders are under increasing pressure to deal with non-performing loans, so, too, will they be encouraged to divest performing debt, argues DebtX's Gifford West.

Risky business

Participants in real estate debt deals should resist the temptation to relax financing standards.

What’s keeping lenders up at night in 2018?

Debt providers are concerned with changes in underlying property markets, but they should not overlook macroeconomic threats, writes Nicole Lux, author of the Cass UK lending survey.

The Cass report: five key issues

The report formerly known as De Montfort highlights several trends that are shaping the market, including growth in development lending and the increasing role of non-bank lenders.

Fintech will power property’s future

The real estate industry has been a slow adopter, but new technology has huge potential, says Andrew Baum of Oxford University's Saïd Business School.

The limits of liquidity

Despite the amount of debt capital available, some borrowers struggle to source real estate loans in Europe.

In debt strategies, go short

Adding shorter-duration loans to a debt portfolio minimises investors’ exposure to an uncertain future, writes Will Rowson, partner at Hodes Weill.

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