Established in 1967, the European Mortgage Federation (EMF) is the voice of the European mortgage industry on the retail side of the business, representing the interests of mortgage lenders at European level.
The overarching aim of the EMF is to ensure a sustainable housing environment for European Union (EU) citizens. To this end, we are the key talking partner of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the European Banking Authority, the European Central Bank and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on all mortgage industry-related questions.
In its role as the Coordinator of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative (EEMI), the EMF-ECBC has established the EEMI Bauhaus as a “green platform” with a focus on the development of an energy efficient mortgage ‘ecosystem’ of providers, products and services.The EEMI Bauhaus provides stakeholders with the opportunity to present innovative ideas, highlight obstacles or challenges, propose potential solutions to these, exchange views and explore new, cross-sectorial cooperation aimed at underpinning the work of the EEMI and supporting climate transition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
Hypostat is the European Mortgage Federations’ annual statistical report, encompassing data on recent developments in housing and mortgage markets in the EU27 and beyond.
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.