Federal Reserve Announces Changes to Procedures for Evaluating Asset-Backed Securities Pledged to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF)

November 24, 2009

The Federal Reserve Board announced on October 5, 2009 two changes to the procedures for evaluating asset-backed securities (ABS) pledged to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). The TALF, which was authorized by the Board on November 24, 2008, helps market participants meet the credit needs of households and businesses by lending to investors in highly rated ABS and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

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