CBA’s SFT exposures balloon 50% during H2 2023

Surge in repos and similar transactions puts lender only behind NAB among Aussie dealers

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) exposure for repos and similar transactions swelled 32% during the second half of 2023, turning it into the second-largest dealer domestically in the space.

Leverage exposures for securities financing transactions (SFTs) climbed to A$70.6 billion as of end-December from A$53.5 billion ($34.9 billion) six months earlier – the highest ever reported by the bank, making up a record 5.2% of its total book.

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