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Securitisation is a vital funding tool in Europe and a channel for borrowers to access the capital markets. Traditionally, it has contributed to funding real economy assets such as residential mortgages, auto loans and SME lending and other assets. At a time when businesses and households across the EU are experiencing difficulties in accessing finance, securitisation can improve the availability of credit, by allowing banks to free up their balance sheets for further lending. A recovery in the securitisation market should play an important role in unlocking credit markets and supporting a wider economic recovery across Europe. The European securitisation market has been significantly affected by the financial crisis and current macroeconomic volatility. Annual placed issuance levels have dropped to €80-90billion from the €450 billion of pre-crisis years (2006-2007). Moreover, investment in the market has stalled due to uncertainty and negative signaling surrounding the new set of regulatory measures. AFME has been working to revive the securitisation market in Europe with important initiatives such as the Prime Collateralised Securities (“PCS”) securitisation labelling project which identifies market best practices in terms of securitisation quality, transparency and simplicity/standardisation, leading to improved secondary market liquidity. Below you will find relevant news and documents on the subject.
20 December 2013
AFME comments on EIOPA proposed changes to debt securitisation
17 June 2013
AFME’s Richard Hopkin discusses the state of Europe’s ABS market in Q&A for Total Securitization magazine
14 June 2013
Europe’s businesses want more flexible funding channels, says AFME’s 'Funding for Growth' report
25 March 2013
AFME supports EC's call for increased capital markets role in assisting economic growth
11 February 2014
Covered bond versus ABS liquidity report
11 December 2013
The Economic Benefits of High Quality Securitisation to the EU Economy - Update
01 November 2013
AFME comments on proposed US risk retention rule
22 October 2013
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: October 2013
19 September 2013
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: September 2013
03 September 2013
Securitisation Data Report: Q2 2013
12 July 2013
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: July 2013
25 June 2013
AFME briefing note on the role of secondary markets and market making in long term financing
AFME submits comments on European Commission consultation on long-term financing of the European economy
Securitisation Monthly Data Report: June 2013
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