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Article 19 - Permission for covered bond programmes

Article 19

Permission for covered bond programmes

Member States shall ensure investor protection by requiring permission for a covered bond programme to be obtained before issuing covered bonds under that programme. Member States shall confer the power to grant such permission upon the competent authorities designated pursuant to Article 18(2).

Member States shall lay down the requirements for the permission referred to in paragraph 1, including at least the following:


an adequate programme of operations setting out the issue of covered bonds;


adequate policies, processes and methodologies aimed at investor protection for the approval, amendment, renewal and refinancing of loans included in the cover pool;


management and staff dedicated to the covered bond programme which have adequate qualifications and knowledge regarding the issue of covered bonds and the administration of the covered bond programme;


an administrative set-up of the cover pool and the monitoring thereof that meets the applicable requirements laid down in the provisions of national law transposing this Directive.