KfW said last week that the standardization of its securitization platforms - PROMISE and Provide - facilitated their use for a variety of loans. According to figures reported by KfW, since 2000, portfolios totaling around 90 billion had been securitized through these platforms.

The first half of 2006 saw these platforms securitize a portfolio of Eastern European SME loans via Roof-CEE 2006-1 and a portfolio of loans to housing companies in eastern Germany via primus MULTI HAUS 2006.With primus MULTI HAUS, a new class of assets was created and the bank said it would continue to focus on developing similar securitizations of loans to small and medium sized enterprises.

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