Who we are

The Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) represents the interests of the Pfandbrief banks in dealings with national and European decision-making bodies, and of a wider expert public.

The vdp is one of the five leading associations of the German banking sector and a member of the German Banking Industry Association (“Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft”). It represents the foremost financiers for residential and commercial construction as well as the state and its institutions. The vdp member institutions that are engaged in ship and aircraft finance are among the leaders in this field worldwide.

What we do

The purpose of the Association, according to its Statutes, is to foster mutual professional tasks:

Mission of the vdp

  • to protect the rights and interests of the Pfandbrief banks including public relations work in the areas of capital market, public-sector lending, property finance, ship finance and tax policy as well as participate in and discuss legal matters;
  • to support and advise the legislative bodies and government agencies on a national, European and international level in all matters concerning Pfandbrief banks;
  • to safeguard the interests of the Pfandbrief banks vis-à-vis other German, European and international professional associations;
  • to act as a member of German, European and international professional associations or participate in companies regardless of their legal status inasmuch as membership or participation serves the Association's purpose or the interests of the Association's members.
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