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Banking and mortgage credit
No. 18

Mortgage credit institutions must ensure that they can always sell their bonds

In autumn 2022 there were large price fluctuations in Danish mortgage bonds. During the same period, some of the banks increased the share of bonds they bought from the mortgage credit institution within their own banking group. Mortgage credit institutions must ensure that they do not become dependent on selling to only one bank.



Key messages

Why is it important?

A well-functioning Danish mortgage bond market is important for the robustness of the financial system in Denmark. Danish mortgage bonds are issued daily for housing and property financing and thus play a central role in the Danish property market. Financial players, such as banks and pension funds, also use mortgage bonds to place liquidity and as part of their liquidity buffer. It is therefore important that the Danish mortgage bond market remains robust and well-functioning, even in times of financial turmoil.

Main chart

In a short period in autumn 2022, one bank bought more or less only bonds from the mortgage credit institution within their own banking group

Note:

The largest share is the averages for the five-day period in September and October 2022, where the banks bought the largest share of bonds from the mortgage credit institution within their own banking group.

Source:

MIFIR reports and own calculations.