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 fund that supported continued access to funding markets for eligible lenders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Investments met eligibility requirements backed by legislation. Replacement (by third party proponents) and repayment of SFSF investments that were approved during the early stages of the pandemic continue in line with the recovery of domestic capital market conditions.