EU Covered Bonds Framework: Proposed Legislation


On March 12, 2018, and further to its action plan on building a capital markets union (“CMU“), the European Commission published a draft Directive and Regulation on covered bonds in line with its aim to create an integrated EU covered bonds framework.

The Commission’s proposed Directive sets out the conditions that covered bonds must satisfy to be recognized under EU law. It also strengthens investor protection by imposing specific supervisory duties. The proposal for a Directive is complemented by a proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (the “Capital Requirements Regulation“).