Monetary policy repos - historical data

In the event of a liquidity shortage in the banking system in relation to the Riksbank, the Riksbank supplies liquidity via weekly repos or collateralised credit.

As the banking system has had excess liquidity in relation to the Riksbank for a long time, the regular market operations are currently aimed at withdrawing liquidity from the market by issuing Riksbank Certificates. The Riksbank has not conducted any monetary policy repos since 2008.

This page contains historical data on the auction results from monetary policy repos.

Monetary policy repos

A repurchase transaction, or a repo, is a form of repurchase agreement. The term repo is short for “repurchase agreement”.

In a monetary policy repo, the Riksbank supplies liquidity to the banking system by purchasing securities from its counterparties and at the same time agreeing to sell them back at a future time, usually a week ahead. The monetary policy repo is carried out at an interest rate corresponding to the policy rate. A repo thus works as a collateralised loan.

Collateralised credit

The Riksbank can also choose to supply liquidity by offering credit with a maturity of one week against approved collateral at an interest rate corresponding to the policy rate.

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Updated 12/12/2023