Investments glossary

Liquidity Adjustment Facility

A liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) is a tool used in monetary policy, primarily by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), that allows banks to borrow money through repurchase agreements (repos) or for banks to make loans to the RBI through reverse repo agreements. This arrangement manages liquidity pressures and assures basic stability in the financial markets. In the United States, the Federal Reserve transacts repos and reverse repos under its open market operations.

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