of Volkswagen Financial Services AG

Funding mix Volkswagen Financial Services AG

as at 31 December 2022

Funding Strategy

It is one of the basic objectives of our refinancing strategy to optimise our refinancing costs also in the face of above-average growth in some markets.
This can be achieved by the following main focuses.

  1. A continuously increasing share of the refinancing schemes via the capital markets
    This is also a consistent reaction to the increasing consolidation in the banking sector, which had entailed a shortage and higher prices of credit lines.

  2. Well-diversified financing instruments
    Ensuring our growth on the one hand, and (re)financing at the best conditions possible on the other requires an extensive set of highly sophisticated instruments and measures. Our spectrum includes commercial papers, issuing bond issues in different markets and currencies as well as asset-backed securities (ABSs). Due to our presence in different market segments we benefit from the most favourable conditions.

  3. Also utilising means outside the company rating
    Our customers' direct bank deposits are not subject to agency ratings. In the case of ABS tranches, it is the underlying receivables, which are subjected to the rating, but not the company. With all these issuances we have achieved triple-A ratings, which is a proof for their high quality. Altogether, these refinancing sources represent about a quarter of our balance sheet total.

  4. Finding and tapping new investors
    By issuing a so-called Samurai Bond we have not only opened up an additional source for financing, but we have also achieved a "diversification of the investor basis" in geographic terms.

  5. Use of capital market derivatives
    It goes without saying that we observe the development of the interest rate structure curve in order to take advantage of favourable refinancing rates. We utilise particular financial derivatives such as interest rate swaps so that we always successfully match maturities with our current business operations.

Debt Issuance and Commercial Paper Programmes

The following table shows the programmes issued by Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Volkswagen Bank GmbH and their affiliated subsidiaries.

Corporate Bonds

Via the following links you can find an overview of outstanding bonds for all issuers under the debt issuance programme of Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

Asset Backed Securities

Volkswagen Financial Services Japan Ltd. 

Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd. 

Volkswagen Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd.

Volkswagen Finance (China) Co., Ltd.

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services B.V.

Volkswagen D’Ieteren Finance SA 

Volkswagen Financial Services Polska sp. z o.o.