Asset Purchase Facility Quarterly Report - 2016 Q4

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.
Published on 30 January 2017

During 2016 Q4:

  • Gilt transactions to the value of £34.4 billion took place during the quarter.
  • Corporate bond transactions to the value of £4.9 billion took place in the quarter.
  • The total amount of loans made through the Term Funding Scheme since the drawdown window opened on 19 September 2016 until 28 December 2016, less redemptions, was £20.7 billion.
  • Nominal gilt yields rose on average by around 36 basis points.
  • Sterling investment-grade non-financial corporate bond spreads widened slightly.
  • Gross issuance of corporate bonds by UK private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) in 2016 Q4 was higher than in 2015 Q4 and higher than the 2003–08 Q4 average.

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