Debitos welcomes the public consultation of the European Commission on the development of a secondary market for non-performing loans
+++ Interested parties are welcome to contribute by the 20th of October
+++ The aim of this political measures is to reduce European banks’ exposures to non-core assets
Frankfurt, 16 August.
The Frankfurt-based secondary debt marketplace Debitos welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to promote financial stability. The aim, specifically, is to “remove or reduce impediments of secondary markets for non-performing loans and thereby facilitate their development.”
Debitos’ Founder and Managing Director Timur Peters sees this initiative as a confirmation of his business concept. “It’s about the efficiency of the secondary market. When trading non-performing loans, the difference between investors’ bids can be as high as 50-60%. This bid spread is far too high. A more efficient secondary market could significantly reduce it.” Peters continued: “Our auction-based exchange shows that the demand for innovative solutions is very high in Southern European countries, such as Italy and Spain, which are particularly affected by these problems.”
Interested parties can contribute their experiences and suggestions to this online consultation by the 20th of October.
Valdis Dombrowskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, stated in a press release: “If banks were able to off-load legacy assets from their balance sheet better via secondary markets for credit, they could use their managerial capacity more on evaluating new lending business.”
Debitos’ Founder Peters added to this: “The financial experts of the European Commission have clearly recognized the opportunities that an efficient secondary market for non-performing loans offers. We see the high level of interest in NPLs among investors on our auction-based platform.”
Debitos is an online debt market on which claims and loans can be sold in a quick and easy way. The Frankfurt-based FinTech is the first of its kind to connect debt buyers and sellers via an online exchange platform. Debitos handles the entire process digitally, from contacting investors, price negotiations and contract conclusions. The company was founded in 2010 in Frankfurt by Timur Peters. More than 1.8 billion euros in claims and loans have been sold through the debt market to date.
Further information is available at www.debitos.com
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This post was written by Timur Petersback