About us

The european covered bond council

The European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) is the platform that brings together covered bond market participants including covered bond issuers, analysts, investment bankers, rating agencies and a wide range of other interested stakeholders.

The purpose of the ECBC is to represent and promote the interests of covered bond market participants at the international level.

The ECBC’s main objective is to be the point of reference for matters regarding the covered bond industry and operate
as a think-tank, as well as a lobbying and networking platform for covered bond market participants.

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Members

Membership of the ECBC is open to all market participants with a significant interest in covered bonds.

The ECBC currently has over 120 members across more than 30 active covered bond jurisdictions globally and many different market segments. The ECBC represents over 95% of covered bond issuers in the EU.

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Market initiatives

EEMI Bauhaus – Let’s Greenstorm!

Energy Efficient Mortgage Label

The Energy Efficient Mortgage Label (EEML) is a clear and transparent quality label for consumers, lenders and investors, aimed at identifying energy efficient mortgages (EEM) in lending institutions’ portfolios, which are intended to finance the purchase/construction and/or renovation of both residential (single family & multi-family) and commercial buildings, with a focus on building energy performance.

Covered Bond Directive: Implementation

The EMF-ECBC has sought to take a lead in providing the Industry with a dedicated arena in which market participants are able to access relevant information and share views and experiences, as well as best practices, in seeking to implement the provisions of the Covered Bond Directive and related Regulation.

COVID-19: EMF-ECBC Response

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Mortgage and Covered Bond Industries are strongly committed to act in the interests of consumers, lenders and investors to help stimulate socio-economic recovery and secure financial stability.


Press releases

TranspArEEnS: Bringing a new perspective to the EEMI by putting SME access to finance at the heart of an ESG ecosystem

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EMF Publishes Quarterly Review Q4 2020

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EMF-ECBC welcomes boost to green mortgages & covered bonds through European Commission’s EU Taxonomy

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Publications

News

News, market insights and updates from the EMF-ECBC covering the latest regulatory developments with direct or indirect impact on mortgage credit and covered bonds.

Quarterly reviews

In light of mounting political uncertainty both within and outside Europe, the third quarter of 2016 has provided an aggregate housing and mortgage market picture which is in line with the previous quarters. In the EU house prices continued their upwards trend, on an aggregate level,…

EMF Hypostat

Hypostat is the European Mortgage Federations’ annual statistical report, encompassing data on recent developments in housing and mortgage markets in the EU27 and beyond.

ECBC Fact Book & Statistics

The ECBC Covered Bond Fact Book is a comprehensive source of information on the covered bond asset class. The latest edition of the Fact Book includes detailed explanations on the legislation and markets for covered bonds in 37 countries as well as articles on key trends and market developments.

Events