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Implications for cross-border insolvencies and restructurings


22 February 2016

​Since the first UK covered bond transaction in 2003, and following the introduction of the national statutory framework in 2008, a mature covered bond market has developed in the UK. This market has allowed UK banks and building societies to diversify and expand their funding sources, and covered bonds have provided a reliable source of funding throughout periods of market stress. The importance of covered bonds across Europe has been expressly acknowledged by the EU Commission through its Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative and the corresponding consultation on the development of a new pan-European regulatory framework for a more integrated covered bond market.

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