Official Cash Rate to remain restrictive at 5.50 percent

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Reserve Bank Financial Markets Statement - 19 August 2021

This Financial Markets Statement confirms the pricing of our standing facilities, ESAS accounts and Funding for Lending Programme.

Pricing is as follows:

  • ESAS balances – cash that ESAS account holders have on deposit with us in their ESAS accounts will be remunerated at the Official Cash Rate (OCR), currently 0.25%.
  • Bond Lending Facility – bonds lent through the Bond Lending Facility will be lent at the OCR less 25 basis points.
  • Overnight Reverse Repo Facility – cash will be lent via the Overnight Reverse Repo Facility at the Overnight Reverse Repo Rate which is OCR plus 25 basis points.

The Funding for Lending Programme remains unchanged.

Full details of our liquidity facilities including applicable haircuts for eligible securities, eligibility criteria and operational guidelines are available on the Domestic Markets page.

Domestic Markets

August Monetary Policy Statement

For further information contact:

Vanessa Rayner
Head of Financial Markets
[email protected]

Dean Hill
Senior Manager, Financial Markets
[email protected]

Media contact:

Oliver Bates
Manager, External Stakeholders
DDI: +64 4 474 8627
[email protected]