Loanboox Germany goes Real Estate Finance

Loanboox Germany goes Real Estate Finance

The leading debt financing platform Loanboox uses the experience from municipal debt financing and expands its product portfolio. The company now also offers its services to German real estate companies, funds and housing cooperatives. To this end, Loanboox welcomes the commercial real estate financing expert Julian Grimm to the German team.

To date, municipalities and large companies have concluded 2,700 loans with a volume of EUR 27 billion via the leading platform for financing. Due to the high demand, Loanboox is now also offering its services to real estate companies, funds and housing cooperatives in Germany. With its new offering, Loanboox combines the advantages of the digital platform (digital offer comparison, data room, efficient processes and expansion of the lender network) with professional, personal advice. The first transactions have already been completed in Switzerland in recent months.

The real estate financing expert Julian Grimm is strengthening the team as Head of Real Estate Financing. Julian Grimm previously worked as a real estate financing specialist at the x-bricks Group, CORESTATE Capital Group and TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft (now PATRIZIA):

Portrait von Julian Grimm

“What I missed in my previous function as a real estate investor are simple, efficient and comprehensible processes for handling my large-volume commercial financing. That is exactly what Loanboox offers. That fascinates me. I look forward to supporting real estate companies with their financing in the future!”

Lenders appreciate the broad access to attractive financing options and the lean processes. In the digital data room, all documents and necessary information are available in one place and clearly summarized. This eliminates the multiple back and forths between borrowers and lenders. The fair communication and clear deadlines are a benefit for all parties.

Loanboox is open to partnerships with interested associations or organizations.

About Loanboox

Loanboox is the leading European debt financing platform for large issuers. For more information about Loanboox, click here.

Contact for questions

loanboox GmbH
Andrea Gazzetto, Marketing Communications Manager
Julian Grimm, Head of Real Estate Financing
Neue Weyerstr. 9, 50676 Köln
0221 – 98654220, info@loanboox.de

New! Your software solution for municipal loan processes

Developed with our customers

Based on the feedback from our municipal clients on the functions of Loanboox and our accumulated experience over the past years, we were able to develop an additional solution. The result is a software that represents the municipal loan process completely and without media breaks: Fincetra. With it, you control your financing in your own software solution.

How does Fincetra assist with your financing?

The quick-to-use software solution digitises and centralises existing loan processes. You have:

All in one software

Offers from e-mail, phone calls or fax are no longer necessary, everything is clearly presented in Fincetra. Internal communication and the creation of municipality-specific tender templates are simplified. You have an overview of the comparison of offers as well as the entire decision-making process and the subsequent documentation. Interfaces to accounting programmes facilitate the entire financing process.

Direct contact to your investors

Via your own distribution list you invite your house banks and brokers with your company name and branding directly from the software to the financing request. For the financiers, the offer submission is easily possible without registration. Furthermore, you will receive suggestions from Fincetra for suitable additional lenders, whom you can optionally contact. There are no brokerage fees.

Traceable processes from A to Z

You have access to current market and interest rate data at all times. All loan documents and your decisions are automatically documented and can be viewed at any time with an overview function and a history. This creates security as well as traceable processes before, during and after the financing application.

Would you like to see a demo of the software solution? We would be happy to show you Fincetra in a webinar.

Fincetra Kommunen login screen

Do you have any questions? Call us at any time on +49 221 9865420 or write to us at info@fincetra.com.

Strong growth in 2021 for Loanboox

Strong growth in 2021 for Loanboox

The leading European debt financing platform Loanboox reports a strong business year 2021, with 700 closed deals and doubled revenues. The Fintech recorded the fastest growth in Germany and concluded its first deals in Eastern Europe.

Five years ago, Loanboox entered the market with the vision to make debt capital markets more efficient, transparent and fast. To date, municipalities, cities and large organisations closed 2’400 loans with a total volume of more than CHF 26 billion. These financings enable valuable projects for our societies, including renewable energy, renovation of hospital infrastructure or new kindergarten buildings. In 2021, the growing activity from users resulted in a doubling of the fintech’s revenues.

Internationalization speeding up

The Fintech’s internationalization strategy pays out: “We achieved the strongest growth by over 200% in Germany, where cities such as Mönchengladbach, Frankfurt or Königswinter profit from accessing money more quickly and at very competitive rates” comments Philippe Cayrol, CEO of Loanboox. Thanks to a new innovative product, the company also enabled first transactions in Portugal, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and the Czech Republic in 2021.

Broadening of services

Apart from its international expansion, Loanboox is constantly innovating by creating automation and debt management tools as well as deeper analytics for its customers. The Fintech offers a broader service for borrowers, including debt planning and transaction support on large financings. 150 active lenders profit from digitalized processes, data insights and from a lean co-creation of new products.

Strengthened advisory board

To support the strong growth journey of the company, Loanboox strengthens its advisory board. Frank Mattern, former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and independent advisor and board member at various international companies (e.g. Morgan Stanley Europe SE and Centerbridge Partners Europe), reinforces the team with his extensive experience and network.

About Loanboox

Loanboox is the leading European platform for debt financing for professional organizations and a member of the business community Leaders for Climate Action. More information about Loanboox, see here.

Contact persons

Loanboox
Philippe Cayrol, CEO
Martina Bühler, CMO
Talacker 50, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland  
+41 55 220 78 29, press@loanboox.com

Results of the World Climate Conference: What the financial industry has to do with it

The World Climate Conference COP26, which ended mid-November, delivered important results against climate change. We show these and explain what sustainable finance means and what role the financial sector is playing in the fight against climate change.

The goal of the 26th World Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow was to advance measures to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Achieving Net Zero: The contribution of the World Climate Conference COP26

The Glasgow Climate Pact was adopted at COP26 – almost 200 countries agreed to it. Aside from the one-sentence explanation of keeping the temperature rise below 1.5°C, these are the main points discussed by the delegates:

  • Coal will be “phased down”.
  • $500 billion to developing countries in the next 5 years to help them cut emissions and cope with the impacts of the climate crisis.
  • A database, communications and reporting system (Santiago Network) for countries and organisations to identify and catalyze opportunities and mobilize assistance to address loss and damage from climate change.

Some countries and NGOs described the results as “disappointing”. However, most countries agreed that the deal was balanced at this point, given their differences. The New Zealand chief negotiator summarized it as follows: “The text represents the ‘least bad’ result.”

More information about COP26 and its results can be found here.

Explanation of terms: Net Zero

Net Zero (net zero emissions) means that, through various measures, humans remove the same amount of the greenhouse gases they produce from the earth’s atmosphere. Accordingly, net zero means climate neutrality. The goal of global climate policy: to achieve Net Zero respectively climate neutrality by 2050.

Sources: Avenir Suisse and IPCC

What is the connection between the measures mentioned and the financial world?

The importance of sustainable finance

The way the world is currently managing its economy is not sustainable. The ecological level is overstretched and has reached its capacity limits. The financial sector has a central role to play in fighting climate change. On the one hand, enormous sums must be invested to promote sustainable measures, such as renewable energies. This is in order to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. On the other hand, huge amounts of money are still flowing into organizations, projects and investments that do not meet sustainability criteria.

What role does finance play in net zero?

One of the key objectives identified in the run-up to COP26 was to mobilize finance. The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) was launched to raise standards, drive ambition and ensure that Net Zero commitments are transparent, credible and consistent. Trillions must flow from the private and public sectors for Net Zero to be achieved.

Portrait von Andi Burri

Image source: flickr

“The private sector is realizing that climate risks are very important for their portfolios and they need to align them to a more sustainable way of doing things.”

 

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

500 global financial services firms have responded and agreed to align $130 trillion – 40% of the worlds’ financial assets – with the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, including limiting global warming to 1.5°C. An encouraging sign.

In the next article, we will do a deep-dive on the roadmap and the role of institutional investors, governments and cities to financing Net Zero.

Stay tuned.

What is the current status of German municipalities in terms of sustainability?

What is the current status of German municipalities in terms of sustainability?

Now available at Loanboox in the SDG Portal

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They serve to promote sustainable peace and prosperity and to protect our planet. What is so big starts small: Where measures become effective and tangible for people on a daily basis.

Supporting municipalities in their key role

“Municipalities play a central role in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Many municipalities have already set out on the path to a sustainable future, and many more are currently working on strategies and measures,” says Marc Wolinda of the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

In order to support municipalities in impact-oriented sustainability management, leading municipal associations, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and other partner organisations have created the SDG portal. “For example, the portal offers 56 SDG indicators with data for all municipalities with a population of 5,000 or more, SDG measures and a reporting tool,” Marc Wolinda explains further.

SDG portal now integrated on Loanboox

With one click on the SDG portal linked on the platform, all the goals already pursued by the municipality appear with stored indicators. The information, which can be accessed quickly, is an added value for investors as an orientation, since the importance of sustainable financing is becoming more and more important.

For municipalities, a whole catalogue of measures and examples for the implementation of the SDGs is available as inspiration for their own sustainable development. In addition, there is the possibility of comparison with other municipalities as well as the documentation of their own sustainable development through a reporting function.

Background knowledge

These are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a glance.