Press release

EMF-ECBC Data Hub : A Unique Open Source Data Platform for Housing and Covered Bonds Markets

11 December 2023

The European Mortgage Federation (EMF) and the European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) are delighted to announce the launch of the new EMF-ECBC Data Hub that facilitate access to and help illustrate the data series contained in the EMF-ECBC’s key publications, the Hypostat, the Covered Bond Fact Book, and the Quarterly Reviews. These publications encompass data on recent developments in Europe’s housing and mortgage markets, and in global covered bond markets.

In a changing world and dynamic market environment, accurate data collection is crucial to making informed business decisions, ensure quality, transparency, and safeguard market integrity. The EMF-ECBC acts as global market think-tank and catalyst by promoting and developing market initiatives aimed at reinforcing data transparency, common definitions, alignment of best practices and cross-border comparability of data.

The EMF-ECBC Data Hub offers added value to our members, stakeholders and society as a whole by establishing free and direct access to a global Housing and Covered Bond Market data lake.

The new data hubs are structured according to the aforementioned key publications:

  • The European Covered Bond Fact Book Data Hub presents the statistics gathered by the ECBC on the outstanding volume and annual gross supply of covered bonds since 2003. The Hub’s aim is to provide a visual representation, with individual and flexible filters, that can serve as a reliable source of data for interested parties, ranging from issuers to investors and regulators.
  • The Hypostat Data Hub encompasses the EMF statistics for the 27 Member States of the European Union, plus an additional 12 jurisdictions beyond the EU’s borders. This data series covers all relevant indicators on housing and mortgage markets, and macroeconomic patterns to enable financial institutions, private stakeholders and researchers to identify and analyse key changes in these markets at both individual and condensed levels.
  • Lastly, the Quarterly Review Data Hub shows data on mortgage and housing market developments on a more frequent, quarterly, and annual basis. This data set is based on a country sample covering around 95% of the total outstanding mortgage lending in the EU27 and the UK.

All three data hubs can be freely accessed via the Data sections of our websites and include the following features:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: The hubs encompass a vast array of housing, mortgage and covered bond information from Europe and around the world, providing users with a holistic view of the market and facilitating cross-country comparisons.
  • Graphical representation and chart production: One of the standout features of the data hubs are the exceptional visual representation capabilities. Through intuitive and interactive charts, users can effortlessly explore and understand complex data sets. The hubs’ visually appealing and insightful presentations transform raw numbers into meaningful visual narratives, allowing users to easily identify trends, patterns, and relationships.
  • Advanced Filters and Analytics: The data hubs include robust search and analytics capabilities, enabling users to filter, sort and analyse data based on their specific requirements, thereby empowering them to make well-informed, evidence-based decisions.
  • Direct access to download the underlying data series: For further analytical, econometrical and research purposes, stakeholders can directly download the underlying data series in Excel format.
  • Intuitive browsing: Through the division by single taps and subcategories users can intuitively browse the data hubs, experience the data and bring developments to life.

The three different data hubs can be directly accessed here:


Commenting on the launch of the EMF-ECBC Data Hubs, Luca Bertalot, EMF-ECBC Secretary General, stated:


The EMF-ECBC is delighted to announce the launch of this new data knowledge platform and make this freely available for all market participants. In times when paradigms and landscapes in housing markets are changing rapidly and radically, data-driven market insights are crucial for a broad range of stakeholders. The deep analysis and work undertaken in this area by the EMF-ECBC provide a unique and transparent dataset together with a market toolkit that will help reinforce confidence and trust in housing markets as key financial drivers for social mobility and inclusion.”