Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR)


The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), which came into force on 12 January 2016, intends to increase transparency in securities financing markets by introducing reporting requirements for securities financing transactions (SFTs).

The regulation requires affected counterparties to report counterparty, transaction, collateral composition, margin, and reuse details of:

  • Repurchase transactions (repos);
  • Sell-buy back or buy-sell back transactions;
  • Securities or commodities borrowing/lending transactions; and
  • Margin lending agreements.

The conclusion, modification, or termination of an SFT must be reported to a trade repository (TR) that is registered or recognised in accordance with the SFTR.

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Clearstream offers a dedicated Regulatory Reporting Support Service allowing any borrower and lender under the ASLplus, ASL and ASL principal programmes in either the SFTR-EU or SFTR-UK jurisdiction to delegate their reporting to Clearstream. With our SFTR API Service clients can process the data seamlessly through machine-to-machine communication thereby enhancing the reporting efficiency further.