European Credit Repo Market Ripe for D2C Automation

Highly manual processes in a key European funding market may be forced to automate, industry group suggests.

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The credit repo market has bespoke requirements and operates manually, but this may need to change in the future.

The European credit repo market is a relative minnow at around $736 billion in size, making up roughly 13 percent of the overall repo market in Europe, the remainder being attributable to sovereign bond repo. But it fulfills a vital function, ensuring that banks and other participants are able to meet their liquidity requirements on a daily basis.

But in contrast to other markets, practices in credit repo are still highly manual, according to a study by the International Capital Market Associat

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