Money Markets Committee and UK Money Markets Code

The Bank of England chairs the Money Markets Committee, which has endorsed the voluntary UK Money Markets Code setting out best practice for participants in the deposit, repo and securities lending markets.

Money Markets Committee

The Money Markets Committee (MMC) is a senior-level forum for market participants and the relevant UK public authorities to discuss issues concerning the UK unsecured deposits and funding market, the securities lending market and the repo market.

The MMC is chaired by the Bank of England.

The committee meets quarterly and also has two permanent sub-committees: the UK Money Markets Code Sub-Committee and the Securities Lending Committee.

Objectives of the Money Markets Committee

  • To discuss important domestic and global market or structural developments affecting the UK money, repo and securities lending markets.
  • Where appropriate, to propose responses to any issues identified.
  • To aid understanding and enhance monitoring of the functioning of the UK money markets.
  • To endorse and facilitate continuing market-wide adoption of the UK Money Markets Code, a voluntary code of good practice for the money and securities financing markets.
  • To identify and address any high-level issues concerning contingency planning in the UK money markets and payment systems, having regard to international developments.

PDFMoney Markets Committee terms of reference

PDFMoney Markets Committee current membership list

UK Money Markets Code Committee

The project to update and revise the former codes for non-foreign exchange market products in the UK market was led by a sub-committee of the Money Markets Committee. The UK Money Markets Code Sub-Committee is a permanent sub-committee of the MMC, and is co-chaired by, and made up of, senior market participants. The sub-committee meets regularly to ensure that the code remains relevant and up to date as markets evolve.

PDFUK Money Markets Code Committee terms of reference

PDFUK Money Markets Code Committee membership list

Securities Lending Committee

The Securities Lending Committee (SLC) is a sub-committee of the Money Markets Committee. The SLC is chaired by a market participant. It is a forum for market participants and the relevant UK public authorities to meet to discuss issues concerning the UK securities lending market, including all collateral activities.

Objectives of the Securities Lending Committee

  • To discuss important domestic and global market or structural developments affecting the UK securities lending market.
  • To discuss legal, regulatory, trading, settlement, infrastructure, tax, disclosure and other related developments in this market.
  • Where appropriate, it will propose responses to these issues.
  • To aid the understanding and enhance the monitoring of the functioning of this market.

PDF Securities Lending Committee membership list

Money Markets Liaison Committee and Securities Lending and Repo Committee

The Money Markets Committee was formed in March 2017 to replace previous markets committees, the Money Markets Liaison Committee (MMLC) and Securities Lending and Repo Committee (SLRC). 

Please see the National Archives for historic MMLC and SLRC minutes.

The National Archives

UK Money Markets Code

The UK Money Markets Code is a voluntary code written by market participants. It incorporates revised relevant sections of the Non-Investment Products (NIPs) Code, and also a revision and update of the Gilt Repo Code and Securities Borrowing and Lending Code.

The UK Money Markets Code was published on 26 April 2017.

PDFUK Money Markets Code

PDFMoney Markets Code explanatory notes and FAQ

Voluntary codes of best practice can help to establish the basis on which financial markets function, ensuring trust between participants. This in turn creates an environment so that a fair, effective and transparent market can flourish and in which, by adhering to such codes, high standards of behaviour can be assured.

The code sets out such standards and the best practice expected from participants in the deposit, repo and securities lending markets in the UK. It supersedes previous guidance for participants in these markets provided by the NIPs Code, the Gilt Repo Code and the Securities Borrowing and Lending Code. By bringing these together it will more clearly establish the framework for transacting in UK money markets. The code is endorsed by the Money Markets Committee and will be updated regularly.

The UK Money Markets Code, along with the FX Global Code and the Global Precious Metals Code, replaces the Non-Investment Products Code.

FX Global Code

Global Precious Metals Code

For further information on the UK Money Markets Code please contact UKMoneyMarketsCode@bankofengland.co.uk.

This page was last updated 10 November 2017
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