Covered Bond Label

Quality label which responds to a market-wide request for improved standards and increased transparency in the covered bond market.

What is the Covered Bond Label?

The Covered Bond Label is a quality Label which responds to a market-wide request for improved standards and increased transparency in the covered bond market.

The Label:

  • Establishes a clear perimeter for the asset class and highlights the core standards and quality of covered bonds;
  • Increases transparency;
  • Improves access to information for investors, regulators and other market participants;
  • Has the additional objective of improving liquidity in covered bonds;
  • Positions the covered bond asset class with respect to the new upcoming regulatory environment (CRD IV/CRR, Solvency II, redesign of ECB repo rules, etc.).

The Label is based on the Covered Bond Label Convention, which defines the core characteristics required for a covered bond programme to qualify for the Label. This definition of the required characteristics, compliant with Article 129(7) of the CRR and, starting from 8 July 2022, with Article 14(2) of the Covered Bond Directive, is complemented by the Harmonised Transparency Template.

The Covered Bond Label was created by the EMF/European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) in 2012. It was developed by the European issuer community, working in close cooperation with investors and regulators, and in consultation with all major stakeholders.

For further information on the non-EEA Label, please click here

Covered Bond Label Introduction


  • No active covered bond market
  • Active covered bond market but no Covered Bond Label
  • Covered Bond Label presence
  • Initial stakeholders’ debate on covered bonds

ECBC Covered Bond Comparative Database

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Country Comparison

Schematic overview of the key features of national covered bonds laws Issuers

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Sign up in 5 steps

  • 1

    Self-certification of compliance with the Covered Bond Label Convention

  • 2
    Commitment to Transparency

    Commitment to Transparency by disclosing relevant data information of your labelled cover pool by using the Harmonised Transparency Template to be published at least every quarter.

  • 3
    Set-up of the issuer profile

    Completion of information on issuer, cover pool(s), covered bond list

  • 4
    Upload of the HTT

    The HTT is uploaded on the issuer’s website whereas on the Covered Bond Label website the Excel URL of the HTT is required to create the HTT reporting Tool

  • 5
    Optional – Press Release

    Once the sign-up process is completed the Secretariat offers to publish a press release to announce the joining to the Covered Bond Label.

Latest news of the label

Covered Bond Label further increases its presence in Italy with addition of Mediobanca

Thursday 21 September, 2023

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A significant focus in improving the ESG reporting in the newly approved 2024 Harmonised Transparency Template (HTT)

Tuesday 12 September, 2023

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Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall joins ECBC and Covered Bond Label as latest member

Thursday 07 September, 2023

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Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano SpA joins the Covered Bond Label

Tuesday 05 September, 2023

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited consolidates the Covered Bond Label’s coverage of the Australian market

Wednesday 28 June, 2023

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