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Primary Dealer Credit Facility: Program Terms and Conditions
The Federal Reserve Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF) is an overnight loan facility that provides funding to primary dealers in exchange for a specified range of eligible collateral in accordance with the program terms and conditions. All terms and conditions are subject to change.

Effective December 8, 2008
 
CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PDCF Loans
Primary dealers may secure loans under the PDCF with all collateral eligible for pledge in triparty funding arrangements through the major clearing banks as of September 12, 2008.

Borrower Eligibility
Only primary dealers of the New York Fed are eligible to participate in the PDCF via their clearing banks.

Overnight Lending
Loans will settle on the same business day and will mature the following business day.

Eligible Collateral
Collateral eligible for pledge under the PDCF includes all collateral eligible for pledge in tri-party funding arrangements through the major clearing banks as of September 12, 2008.

Rate
Loans made under the PDCF will be made at a rate equal to the primary credit rate in effect at the New York Fed offered to depository institutions via the Discount Window.

Frequency-Based Fee
Fees will be assessed to borrowers who access the PDCF on more than 30 business days out of 120 business days.  Additional fees will be assessed beginning on the 31st  business day, with the exact terms of this fee schedule to be determined in consultation with primary dealers.

Custody Rules and Arrangement
Dealers will communicate their demand for funding to their clearing banks.  The clearing bank will verify that a sufficient amount of eligible collateral has been pledged by each primary dealer participating in the PDCF and notify the New York Fed accordingly.  Once the New York Fed receives notice that a sufficient amount of margin-adjusted eligible collateral has been assigned to the New York Fed’s account, the New York Fed will transfer the amount of the loan to the clearing bank for credit to the primary dealer.

Collateral Valuation
The pledged collateral will be valued by the clearing banks based on a range of pricing services.

Loan Size
Loans will be limited to the amount of margin-adjusted eligible collateral pledged by the dealer and assigned to the New York Fed’s account at the clearing bank.

Recourse
Loans made under the PDCF are made with recourse beyond the pledged collateral to the primary dealer entity itself.

Program Termination
The PDCF will remain available to primary dealers until April 30, 2009 or longer if conditions warrant.

Program Terms and Conditions: September 15, 2008 ››