Beginning in late 2008, the Fed and other regulators adopted new rules to address these and other concerns. One consequence of these rules was to increase pressure on banks to maintain their safest assets, such as Treasuries. They are encouraged not to borrow them through boarding agreements. According to Bloomberg, the impact of the regulation was significant: at the end of 2008, the estimated value of the world securities borrowed was nearly $4 trillion. But since then, that number has been close to $2 trillion. In addition, the Fed has increasingly entered into pension (or self-repurchase) agreements to compensate for temporary fluctuations in bank reserves. The action of a company is the safety or security underlying the transaction. Such a transaction is also considered risky, as the value of the shares may decrease if the entity does not decouple as expected. A whole loan is a pension contract in which a loan or bond is the guarantee instead of a guarantee. Pension transactions are short-term secured loans used by large financial institutions to obtain short-term financing by mortgage their assets for short-term loans or by earning interest by lending cash secured by these assets. Central banks use these agreements to provide loans to large financial institutions and manage interest rates. There are three types of retirement transactions that are used in the markets: Deliverable, Tri-Party and detained.

This last point is relatively rare, while tripartite agreements are the most used by money funds. Pension transactions are usually completed overnight, while a small percentage of transactions are due longer and is called term repo. In addition, some transactions are classified as “open” and do not have an maturity date, but allow the lender or borrower to mature the repot at any time. In a deliverable repurchase agreement, there is a direct exchange of cash and securities between the borrower and the lender. This type of buy-back contract is concluded when an investor lacks security. To close the transaction, the investor would have to borrow the guarantee. Once the transaction is completed, he hands over the guarantee to the lender. The University of Manhattan. “Buyout Contracts and the Law: How Legislative Amendments Fueled the Housing Bubble,” page 3. Access on August 14, 2020.

Resteatz is generally 10 to 200 basis points lower than the Fed fund rate. The Fed`s key interest rate is higher because the Fed`s loans are not guaranteed. Sometimes you have to reserve a margin with a loan amount slightly less than the value of the guaranteed securities, also known as haircut.