Fed weighs extending loan terms for TALF

04/17/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Investors who buy asset-backed securities using the government's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility are offered three-year loans. Officials at the Federal Reserve are considering offering investors who use the facility to buy commercial real estate securities loans of as long as five years. While Fed officials want to entice and accommodate investors, they do not want to undermine their longer-range goals.

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