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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 Q2 Asset Purchase Facility Report

During 2017 Q2:
  • There were no APF gilt purchase operations in 2017 Q2.
  • Corporate bond transactions to the value of £1.2 billion took place.
  • Nominal gilt yields rose on average, by around 16 basis points.
  • Sterling investment-grade non-financial corporate bond spreads decreased in 2017 Q2.
  • Gross corporate bond issuance by UK private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) in 2017 Q2 was higher than in 2016 Q2 and higher than the 2003–08 Q2 average.

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 2017 publication dates


​Monday 30 October