- sale and repurchase agreement
Repo is short for a repurchase agreement or a sale and repurchase agreement where one party sells a security to another party for cash and agrees to repurchase it on a specified date for a specified price. The interest rate implied from this "lending" transaction is the repo rate. They are commonly used in the financial markets for secured lending.USATypically undertaken in the context of securities or mortgage loans, an arrangement under which a security, a loan or other asset is sold by Party A to Party B with a corresponding agreement by Party B to sell the asset back to Party A for a specified (higher) price. The assets are repurchased on a certain date or within a certain time period, usually within a year of the original sale so as to qualify for the safe harbor from the automatic stay in section 559 of the Bankruptcy Code. A repo is essentially a loan disguised as a sale, with the interest rate equal to the difference between the repurchase price and the original sale price. The seller is essentially the borrower and the buyer is essentially the lender in the transaction, holding the securities it has "bought" as collateral for the "loan."
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