Procedures for Eurosystem counterparties. May 2014
The correspondent central banking model (CCBM) was introduced by the Eurosystem at the start of Stage Three of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in January 1999. Its main purpose is to ensure that all marketable and non-marketable assets eligible for use in monetary policy operations or to obtain liquidity in TARGET2 are made available to all its counterparties, regardless of where the assets or the counterparty are situated. L Links between securities settlement systems (SSSs) in various countries have been established for some time. Insofar as the ECB’s Governing Council has deemed such... links eligible for use in Eurosystem credit operations, they represent a valid alternative to the CCBM. It is also possible for Eurosystem counterparties to use the aforementioned links in combination with the CCBM for the purposes of Eurosystem credit operations. In addition, triparty collateral management services offered by triparty agents (TPAs) on a cross-border basis are supported via the CCBM (as of 29 September 2014), subject to the respective triparty agents having been approved as eligible for use in Eurosystem credit operations. The purpose of this brochure is to explain to the Eurosystem’s counterparties and other market participants involved in CCBM procedures how the CCBM works, and to give a general overview of the model’s main features and evolution. For further information, counterparties should contact the national central banks (NCBs) of the Eurosystem.