Further information on Asset Purchase Facility operations
Sector share of corporate bond purchases
To make sure purchases are representative of issuance, we allocated each bond that was eligible for purchase to one of nine sectors, using a common sector classification. See the share of our purchases within the sectors.
Issuer and security eligibility for corporate bond purchases
We have published an updated list of the sterling corporate bonds that we will offer to purchase on behalf of the BEAPFF:
If you have any enquiry about eligible bonds, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to consider additional corporate bonds which are not on the list should include the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN), prospectus or offering circular, pricing supplement or final terms and, if relevant, the guarantee.
Counterparties in the Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme must submit to us an indication of the bonds they would like to sell or take a position in (dealer axes). We have a template for providing this information:
You should send your submission to APF_CorporateBond_DealersInfo@bankofengland.co.uk, preferably by close of business on a daily basis, but at least by close of business on the first working day of the week.
Cash transfers between BEAPFF and Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT)
BEAPFF receives interest on the gilts and corporate bonds it holds, which were purchased using a loan from the Bank. Interest income is used to pay administrative costs, and interest on the loan. The net balance is transferred between BEAPFF and HMT every quarter. More detail about this process can be found in the following document:
Lending of gilts bought in APF Gilt Purchase Operations
We have agreed that we will make a small proportion of the gilts purchased available to the UK Debt Management Office (DMO) for on-lending to the market through the DMO’s normal repo market activity. We issued a joint statement on this in 2009.