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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.

Another upbeat MIPIM, though concerns about headwinds are building

Industry figures at the annual Cannes gathering predicted another strong year for real estate, but acknowledged threats including Brexit and slower eurozone growth.

UK CRE lending has been loss-making for three cycles, industry watchers claim

Property lenders must create late-cycle strategies to avoid the “profitability black hole” of previous cycles, a debt working group has urged.

Five ways the CRE debt landscape is changing

Speakers at the annual CREFC forum highlighted how regulation could change lenders’ risk appetite and how technology impacts real estate debt, among other issues.

EU to encourage secondary market for NPLs

Europe-wide secondary market is seen as a key part of helping banks deal with their NPL woes.

WATCH: ING’s Mike Shields on where clients are putting their capital

Mike Shields, who leads ING’s European lending operation, talks with Real Estate Capital about the prospects and trends for 2018.

Regulation: Keeping law and order in alternative lending

Although the alternative real estate lending sector has grown massively, regulation remains light.

Regulation: The slow death of Libor

How will the real estate lending industry deal with the phasing out of its pricing benchmark?

Regulation: Solvency II – The right degree of caution?

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