IMN NEWS Barcelona Daily Edition, Wednesday June 6, 2018
Barcelona will play host to nearly 4,000 international securitization professionals for this year’s Global ABS conference, as the market looks to gain clarity on the continued evolution of ABS regulation, the effects of European populism on national economies and the depth of the ABS investor base.
The development of financial technology is stripping out labour-intensive manual processes, such as property valuations and credit scoring, leading to a ‘faster time to yes’ and ‘reducing costs’, said panellists at the Deciphering Fintech panel on Tuesday.
Buyers of Italian non-performing loans are likely to shrug off issues associated with the country’s controversial new government, according to market participants at Global ABS. But their bankers may be less fortunate, with financings marked wider and losses likely to be booked.
The marketplace lending sector in Europe is growing, with a sharp focus on the small to medium sized enterprise segment, but it is still lagging UK and the US markets and lenders will need to ramp up scale and educate investors before a meaningful pipeline of securitization can build.
An announcement on Friday by the European Commission (EC) states that ‘new rules’ have been adopted to stimulate insurance company demand for 'simple, transparent and standardised' (STS) securitizations.
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