Monthly market operations at longer maturities in kronor

During the corona pandemic, the Riksbank offered the banks the opportunity to borrow an unlimited amount of money on a monthly basis against collateral at three or six months’ maturity at the repo rate to mitigate the effects on the Swedish economy.

The banks’ access to liquidity in Swedish krona needed to be strengthened to facilitate their funding and thereby their role as suppliers of credit to Swedish companies. As the situation on the financial markets was very uncertain, the maturity for the credit amounted to three or six months.

Given that the situation on the financial markets had stabilised since the introduction of these market operations the frequency in the offers of the loans changed from weekly to monthly market operations.

This offer did not have any upper limit to the amount, other than that following from the Riksbank accepting, for this credit, the same collateral as applied to the Riksbank’s credit in RIX in accordance with the Terms and conditions for RIX and monetary policy instruments.

Outstanding loans in Swedish kronor

Here, we present the Riksbank’s outstanding loans in Swedish kronor with 3 and 6 months term. Outstanding loans means Swedish kronor lent, minus the Swedish kronor paid back to the Riksbank at that point in time. 

Outstanding loans in Swedish kronor

Figure: Net lending in Swedish kronor

The diagram shows the Riksbank’s outstanding loans in Swedish krona with 3 and 6 months term within the scope of this programme. The figures are stated in SEK billions. Source: Sveriges Riksbank.

Change in outstanding loans in Swedish kronor
  SEK billions
Outstanding volume 31 July 2021 3
Repayments in August 2021 0
Outstanding volume 31 August 2021 3

 

Total lending in Swedish kronor

Here we present the Riksbank’s total lending of Swedish kronor to the Riksbank’s monetary policy counterparties. The Riksbank offered to lend an unlimited amount of Swedish kronor against collateral at three or six months’ maturity at an interest rate of the repo rate.

Figure: Loans in Swedish kronor

The diagram shows, at each respective point in time, the Riksbank's total lending in Swedish kronor within the scope of this measure since the measure was initiated in March 2020. The figures are stated in SEK billions. Source: Sveriges Riksbank.

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Updated 21/09/2021