Germany: Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong)
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 2014 to 2020. The average value for Germany during that period was 6 points with a minimum of 6 points in 2014 and a maximum of 6 points in 2014.
The latest value from 2020 is 6 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 186
countries is 5.70 points.
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The index of legal right for creditors and borrowers in Germany ranges from 0 (no rights) to 12 (strong rights). Stronger legal rights such as efficient bankruptcy procedures, rules for financial disclosure, clear property rights, etc. facilitate lending.
Definition: The strength of legal rights index measures whether certain features that facilitate lending exist within the applicable collateral and bankruptcy laws. The index ranges from 0 to 12 based on the methodology in the Doing Business 15-20 studies.