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FIGCovered Bonds

Econ committee sets out three tiers of covered bonds

European Parliament Brussels

The European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (Econ) has voted on an own-initiative report on covered bond harmonisation and outlined a three tier approach to the asset class. The committee proposing distinguishing between premium covered bonds (PCBs), ordinary covered bonds (OCBs) and European Secured Notes (ESNs). The new categorisations are supposed to prevent regulatory cliff effects.

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