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DOWNLOAD: Spain’s residential debt opportunity

Lenders have growing appetite to back Spanish housing schemes as the sector experiences a robust recovery from the last banking crisis.

Catalexit threatens real estate stability

Barcelona’s office sector could be hit if Catalonia’s push for secession continues.

SAREB selling €400m residential NPLs in pilot scheme

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ is selling a pool of non-performing residential loans with a face value of around €400 million in a pilot scheme.

Deutsche Hypo to resume Spanish lending

Germany’s Deutsche Hypothekenbank (Deutsche Hypo) is preparing to resume lending in Spain, a market it pulled back from in 2013.

Spain’s NPL job is half done

Sales at Banco Popular and BBVA, however, are a substantial chapter in the country’s broken debt clean-up story, writes Juan Barba, managing director at Meridia Capital.

Blackstone to finance Popular stake with up to 75% debt

The New York-based firm will finance the deal mostly through debt as it uses equity from its €7.8 billion Europe V fund.

Bain enters Portuguese NPL sector

Bain Capital Credit has taken its first step into the Portuguese market with the acquisition of real estate loans that have a total outstanding balance of €476 million from a local bank, as well as loans from a Spanish bank at a par value of €489 million.

Deutsche Bank buys €400m Spanish loan book from Bankia

Deutsche Bank has added to its Spanish real estate debt exposure with the purchase of a portfolio of development loans with a face value of around €400 million.

ING backs Filipino investor’s Madrid purchase

ING Real Estate Finance has provided a €280 million loan to finance the purchase of a prime Madrid office tower by the billionaire Philippines-based investor Andrew Chan, Real Estate Capital can reveal.

European lenders forecast continued origination growth

Almost all lenders expect new European originations to increase or remain stable in the next six months.Some 91% of debt providers contacted by DTZ said their origination volumes will grow or remain the same in the six months to end of September 2015 compared to the previous six-month period. A similar proportion believe the same for refinancing as values continue to recover.

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