Supporting small lenders
The AOFM manages two investment funds on behalf of the Australian Government that directly provide finance to small lenders.
1. The Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF)
The ABSF is a $2 billion fund that supports lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). There is a standing invitation to submit ABSF proposals.
2. The Structured Finance Support Fund (SFSF)
The SFSF is a $15 billion fund that has supported continued access to funding markets for eligible lenders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Investments have met eligibility requirements backed by legislation. The AOFM is currently actively considering SFSF investment proposals which meet eligibility requirements.