Dr. Juri Schudrowitz: "Savings in times of lowest interest rates – savings culture at stake? Some thoughts on the present and future of savings". This article was published in the OEE Newsletter of March 2015.
The presentations of the Joint Congress of the UNECE and the EFBS in Vienna in June 2013 are available at the congress website.
The study "A European Internal Market for Housing Finance" was prepared by Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) in cooperation with Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung Mannheim (ZEW) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Köndgen of the University of Bonn. For a summary of the study, please click here.
The UNECE study on "Housing Finance Systems for Countries in Transition - Principles and Examples" was published already in 2005. However, the housing market downturn and subsequent financial market crisis in the United States has brought about the necessity for a critical reflection on the US housing finance system. This is to be found in the newly included chapter "The subprime mortgage crisis and its consequences" on pages 39 to 41. For the complete updated study please click here.
The presentations of the Joint Congress of the UNECE and the EFBS are available at the
H.-J. Dübel: "Bausparen – the missing piece in the U.S. housing finance reform debate" (PDF)
The presentations of the XV European Congress of the EFBS are available at the congress website.
S. Zschörper: "Bausparen – a safe way to home ownership" (PDF)
H.-J. Dübel: "The U.S. mortgage market’s crisis" – abstract (PDF)
OEE Newsletter of March 2015: "Savings in times of lowest interest rates – savings culture at stake? Some thoughts on the present and future of savings"
EFBS press release: Plans for new Green Paper jeopardize sustainable investments
EFBS press release: Zehnder re-elected as Managing Director
EFBS press release: IUHF 100th anniversary
EFBS press release: Consideration of low risk models under the Deposit Guarantee Schemes’ Directive
EFBS press release: Board of the EFBS re-elected
IUHF press release: Zehnder leads the world federation IUHF
EFBS press release: 50th anniversary of the EFBS
EFBS press release: EFBS welcomes the measures of safeguard proposed in the report of the Liikanen-Group
EFBS press release: European Bausparkassen welcome the result of the vote on the Mortgage Credit Directive
EFBS press release: Mortgage Credit Rules are Counterproductive
EFBS press release: European Commission‘s plans will adversely affect mortgage finance mechanisms