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PRESS RELEASE: Aareal Bank Group integrates payment provider PayPal into its own B2B platform solution

05/07/2021 | 03:17am EDT
DGAP-News: Aareal Bank AG / Key word(s): Alliance 
Aareal Bank Group integrates payment provider PayPal into its own B2B platform solution 
2021-05-07 / 09:15 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
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Aareal Bank Group integrates payment provider PayPal into its own B2B platform solution 
- PayPal has 29.1 million active customers in Germany 
- A milestone for the Aareal Exchange & Payment Platform (AEPP) on its way to becoming a comprehensive payment solution 
- Pilot projects: first housing industry clients are already benefiting from AEPP's high efficiency 
- Scalability potential by offering further services to tenants 
Wiesbaden, 07 May 2021 - Aareal Bank Group is expanding the Aareal Exchange & Payment Platform solution (AEPP), which 
was launched in 2020, with an additional payment option: going forward, companies will be able to offer their customers 
payments via PayPal - including credit card payments - alongside the already integrated services offered by the 
provider. As a B2B platform solution and link between ERP systems and various payment providers, AEPP can be a key 
component for companies when it comes to efficient process management of payment transactions and additional services. 
Lars Ernst, Managing Director at Aareal Bank AG, explains how significant the solution is for the strategic expansion 
of business models in a digital world: "The Aareal Exchange & Payment Platform is an important basis for companies 
entering the platform economy - where simple interactions are key to success. The AEPP enables companies from all 
sectors to digitalise and centrally integrate services and payment processes into their own ERP systems, thus realising 
material efficiency gains." 
Connecting popular payment providers such as PayPal for the invoicing of services on a platform solution is an 
important step towards satisfying changing customer expectations. "Today's end-customers expect secure digital payment 
transactions in just a few clicks", emphasises Ernst. "In light of the increasing number of payment providers, it is 
thus becoming more and more important for companies from all sectors to have fully automated payment transactions, 
integrating them into the existing process landscape as efficiently as possible. This is where our platform solution 
comes into play." 
Christina Moritz, Director Sales, PayPal Germany, Austria and Switzerland, adds: "Customers want to have a range of 
simple and secure payment methods when it comes to paying their rent, too. Integrating PayPal into the Aareal Exchange 
& Payment Platform enables companies to connect with more than 375 million active PayPal customers worldwide and offer 
them the option of paying the way they want to." 
Successful roll-out in the housing industry 
The platform offers housing and property industry companies the possibility to tap into new sources of income around 
their properties by intermediating services. The first housing industry clients are already making use of the Aareal 
Exchange & Payment Platform for rent payments and payment collection; Nassauische Heimstätte | Wohnstadt (NHW) group, 
one of the ten largest German housing companies and a provider of affordable housing, is one of these pilot clients. 
Following the successful pilot run with PayPal, in May NHW will be the first AEPP client to integrate the new payment 
option into its range of services. Tenants receive a payment request via e-mail and will be forwarded to a landing page 
via a link showing an overview of the entire payment information and available payment options. If the tenant chooses 
to pay with PayPal and clicks the PayPal button, he will be forwarded to Paypal and asked to log into his PayPal 
account, where he can choose from the payment options defined in his account - credit card, bank account or PayPal 
balance, receiving an e-mail confirmation following successful completion. In the next development level, NHW is 
currently planning to add certain innovative property-related services, which can then be paid via the AEPP. 
"With this service for our tenants, we are up to date in a world where all areas of life are turning digital. Looking 
at predominant payment processes in the housing industry, we are pioneers", says Eva Schneider, Head of Real Estate 
Services at NHW. "Implementation and roll-out of the Aareal Exchange & Payment Platform went smoothly, and we are proud 
that we, as a company with a 100-year history, are among the most modern German companies in the sector as regards 
client focus and process optimisation." 
Additional photographs for editorial use can be downloaded here. 
Contacts 
Christian Feldbrügge 
Phone: +49 611 348 2280 
christian.feldbruegge@aareal-bank.com 
Yannick Houdard 
Phone: +49 611 348 2462 
yannick.houdard@aareal-bank.com 
About Aareal Bank Group: 
Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, is a leading international property specialist. It provides smart 
financings, software products, and digital solutions for the property sector and related industries, and is present 
across three continents: Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Aareal Bank AG, whose shares are included in Deutsche 
Börse's SDAX index, is the Group's parent entity. It manages the various entities organised in the Group's business 
segments: Structured Property Financing, Banking & Digital Solutions, and Aareon. The Structured Property Financing 
segment encompasses all of Aareal Bank Group's property financing and funding activities. Here, the Bank supports its 
clients in making large-volume commercial property investments. The investment properties mostly comprise office 
buildings, hotels, shopping centres, logistics and residential property, as well as student apartments. In the Banking 
& Digital Solutions segment, Aareal Bank Group supports businesses from the housing, property management and energy 
industries as a digitalisation partner - combining extensive advisory services and product solutions with traditional 
corporate banking services and deposit-taking. Subsidiary Aareon, a leading provider of ERP software and digital 
solutions for the European property industry and its partners, forms the third business segment. Aareon offers 
reliable, pioneering solutions in the fields of consulting, software and services to optimise IT-supported business 
processes, and to extend business models. The Aareon Smart World digital platform links businesses from the housing 
industry and related sectors with customers, staff and business partners, as well as connecting technical devices in 
apartments and buildings. 
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
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Archive at www.dgap.de 
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Language:     English 
Company:      Aareal Bank AG 
              Paulinenstr. 15 
              65189 Wiesbaden 
              Germany 
Phone:        +49 (0)611 348 - 0 
Fax:          +49 (0)611 348 - 2332 
E-mail:       aareal@aareal-bank.com 
Internet:     www.aareal-bank.com 
ISIN:         DE0005408116 
WKN:          540811 
Indices:      SDAX 
Listed:       Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, 
              Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Stockholm 
EQS News ID:  1193614 
 
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Sales 2021 825 M 1 000 M 1 000 M
Net income 2021 72,5 M 87,9 M 87,9 M
Net Debt 2021 - - -
P/E ratio 2021 16,3x
Yield 2021 5,13%
Capitalization 1 233 M 1 495 M 1 494 M
Capi. / Sales 2021 1,49x
Capi. / Sales 2022 1,41x
Nbr of Employees 3 010
Free-Float 100,0%
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