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Momentum is building in the Greek NPL market

Domestic banks are under pressure to reduce their bad loans and are on track to meet their targets.

The case for fixed-rate loans

With LIBOR on its way out, European borrowers may be encouraged to opt for property loans with fixed rates of interest.

Banks are buying into innovation

Real estate lenders’ investments in fintech start-ups demonstrate their keenness to catch up with the times.

What we learned from this year’s Top 40 Lenders

Debt providers are exploring new sectors, alternative lenders’ influence is growing, and banks are keen to push their green credentials.

There are pieces to be picked up in Europe’s fractured retail landscape

A flurry of acquisitions this week demonstrate how the region’s brick-and-mortar shops remain in play for certain investors.
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Five reasons to consider financing data centres

The arrival of 5G, demand from ‘hyper-scalers’ and the need for facilities close to cities are among the factors supporting long-term growth.

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.

How to get comfortable with financing senior living

Cain International’s Graham Keable explains why the firm recently wrote a £56m loan against a London retirement home.

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.

CMBS needs greater regulatory backing

Iain Balkwill, partner at law firm Reed Smith, argues that the legislative treatment of commercial mortgage-backed securities will harm the long-term growth of the product.
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