Asset Purchase Facility

The Bank of England today publishes the first quarterly report on the transactions undertaken through its Asset Purchase Facility.
Published on 27 April 2009

The initial objective of the Facility was to improve the liquidity in, and increase the flow of, corporate credit by making purchases of high quality private sector assets including commercial paper and corporate bonds. The Facility was initially authorised by HM Treasury to purchase up to a total of £50 billion of private sector assets financed by Treasury bills. The first purchases of commercial paper began on 13 February.

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