The Association of German Banks called for new standards to restore confidence in securitization and help ease credit for Germany's small- and medium-sized businesses or SMEs.

KfW Bankengruppe said last year that securitizations with simple structures are still important for the credit supply of SMEs. The German state-sponsored bank emphasized that, first and foremost, it will be necessary for investors to regain trust in securitization before it can be utilized again.

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