In line with its statute, the Eurosystem provides credit only on a collateralised basis (See “Introduction”). Assets that are pledged to the Eurosystem as security for its central bank credit operations are called "collateral". To be accepted, these assets must be eligible, i.e. fulfil certain criteria, as further specified in the “General framework” as well as “Temporary framework” (see also Legal framework for monetary policy instruments). This section supports counterparties to identify which assets can be used and how to submit them.
Eurosystem collateral data
This section shows:
- the volumes of assets eligible as collateral in return for liquidity offered by the ECB in its monetary policy operations;
- the volumes of such assets mobilised by counterparties; and
- actual credit provided to counterparties.
The assets are broken down into different types.
Frequently asked questions
- 6 September 2012
- 8 December 2011
For general enquiries on eligible assets you can contact the European Central Bank. In order to get a quick response to your query, please follow the steps below:
- For queries of a general nature, please send an e-mail to:
- For specific eligible assets-related queries, please send an e-mail to:
Please do not send an identical e-mail to several contact addresses. If you are unsure which to use, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that messages should be submitted in English in order to ensure prompt processing. Please ensure that you include a message subject which is relevant to your question.
For eligibility questions on specific assets, please contact the NCB of the country where the asset is admitted to being traded or listed.
For assets listed in the United Kingdom, please contact the Banque centrale du Luxembourg.