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 100 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

European Secured Note

In the context of the Capital Markets Union debate, the EMF-ECBC has analysed the potential for the creation of a new financial instrument in the European Union, the European Secured Note (ESN), that could benefit from the market best practices of both traditional covered bonds and securitisation.

EMF-ECBC Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative

In September 2016, the EMF-ECBC launched a ground-breaking mortgage financing initiative to support energy efficient improvements to the European building stock.

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COVERED BOND LABEL

The Covered Bond Label increases transparency in the covered bond market and improves access to information for investors, regulators and other market participants.

Mortgage Consumer Guide

The Guide is intended in particular to provide a clear and transparent overview of the different steps involved in taking out and repaying a mortgage loan and to deliver an easy to understand explanation of the rules in place at EU level.


Press releases

Covered Bond Label enhances transparency in sustainable finance as Caja Rural de Navarra receives 110th Label

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Private Finance for Energy Efficiency will support European Commitment to COP 21

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EMF-ECBC Welcomes CMU Mid-Term Review

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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 EU28 and beyond.

ECBC Fact Book

The ECBC Covered Bond Fact Book is a comprehensive source of information on the covered bond asset class. The 11 th 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

13 Sep 2017

26th ECBC Plenary Meeting – Barcelona, Spain

The autumn 2017 ECBC Plenary meeting is kindly being supported by Caixa Bank and will take place in Barcelona on 13 September…

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14 Sep 2017

Euromoney / ECBC Covered Bond Congress – Barcelona, Spain

Now in its 15th year, this is the largest meeting of the global covered bond community with 1,100 investors, issuers, regulators…

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18 Apr 2018

27th ECBC Plenary Meeting – Vancouver, Canada

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