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Asset Purchase Facility Quarterly Report

Our Asset Purchase Facility buys financial assets, such as government bonds, with the aim of improving liquidity in credit markets.

In the interests of openness and transparency, we publish a quarterly report on the transactions carried out as part of the Asset Purchase Facility. The reports are published shortly after the end of each quarter.

Key points from the 2017 Q1 Asset Purchase Facility Report

During 2017 Q1:
  • Gilt transactions to the value of £12.1 billion took place.
  • Corporate bond transactions to the value of £3.9 billion took place.
  • The total amount of loans made through the Term Funding Scheme during the quarter, less repayments, was £32.8 billion.
  • Nominal gilt yields fell on average, by around 11 basis points.
  • Sterling investment-grade non-financial corporate bond spreads were little changed.
  • Gross corporate bonds issuance by UK private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) in 2017 Q1 was higher than in 2016 Q1 and higher than the 2003–08 Q1 average.

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 2017 publication dates


​Monday 31 July

​Monday 30 October