On March 23, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) established the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF 2.0 Program”) to support the flow of credit to consumers and businesses. The FRBNY expects that the TALF 2.0 Program will enable the issuance of asset-backed securities (“ABS”) backed by underlying credit exposures in specified assets classes (student loans, auto loans and leases, commercial and consumer credit card receivables, equipment loans, floorplan loans, insurance premium finance loans, certain loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration and eligible servicing advance receivables) during this time of economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FRBNY expects many of the details of the TALF 2.0 Program to mirror the TALF established in 2008, which was enacted to alleviate liquidity problems caused by the Great Recession.

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