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Securitisation repositories

Securitisation repositories

Securitisation repositories (SRs) under Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 (Securitisation Regulation) centrally collect and maintain the records of securitisations.

    SRs play a central role in enhancing the transparency of securitisation markets and thus of the financial system.

    Under the Securitisation Regulation, ESMA has direct responsibilities regarding the registration and supervision of SRs.

    In November 2018, ESMA published its Final Report on securitisation repository technical standards and Final Technical Advice on securitisation repository registration and supervisory fees - please see ESMA’s associated news item and statement  for further background.

    On 29 November, the EU Commission published the final version of the technical standards. The EU Parliament and Council have three months from the publication by the EU Commission to endorse these standards. After the three-month period elapses the technical standards will be published  in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). It is expected that the technical standards will enter into force on the twentieth day following their publication in the OJEU.

    ESMA can receive and consequently assess applications only after the entry into force of the technical standards i.e. 20 days following their publication in the OJEU.

    If you are interested in applying for a securitisation repository registration, please refer to this guidance.

    If you would like to receive further information on the registration process, please contact ESMA’s Supervision Department at