The Corporate Bond Secondary Market Scheme was withdrawn on 4 August 2016. Through the Corporate Bond Secondary Market Scheme, the Bank offered to make regular small purchases and sales of a wide range of high-quality corporate bonds. The focus of the Scheme was to facilitate secondary market activity to help reduce liquidity premia on high-quality corporate bonds, and so remove obstacles to corporate access to capital markets.
The Bank kept the schedule of corporate bond purchase and sale operations under review in consultation with its counterparties in the Scheme.
A time series of the corporate bond operation results from 2009 to 2016 is found below.
Market notices contain the operational details by which the Bank of England undertake the various facilities. They form part of the Legal Documentation.