Industry calls for better treatment on green collateral
Loans backed by energy efficient buildings could be less risky than conventional mortgages, and should receive better regulatory treatment, according to participants at the European Mortgage Federation-European Covered Bond Council’s (EMF-ECBC) stakeholder meeting held in Brussels on Thursday.
The argument for better treatment rests on the idea that energy efficiency measures give borrowers more disposable income, and make properties more valuable. A valuation agency has also noted a correlation between staying current with payments and living in an energy efficient property.
Regulatory treatment does not have to
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