Securities lending prevalent in European central banks

Monetary policy, market maturity and currency variation may limit adoption in other regions

An overwhelming majority of central banks in Europe carry out securities lending, according to new data from Reserve Benchmarks 2021.

In this region, 94% of respondents reported engaging in securities lending. Of 17 central banks engaged in the practice, 10 are members of the eurozone.

Although less prevalent, securities lending has become a common practice globally. Among 45 institutions that answered this question, 58% said they lend such instruments, the same proportion of participants that

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