Eligible assets

Eligible assets are basic (underlying assets) used in outright operations or as a collateral in monetary policy operations. Eligible assets shall meet preset required eligibility criteria harmonised with the Eurosystem. The NBS is entitled to carry out only collateralised credit operations of the Eurosystem's monetary policy, where eligible assets constitute the subject of collateral.

Eligible underlying assets are classified into two groups:

a) Debt instruments, comprising securities traded on regulated or other comparable markets of financial instruments recognised by the ECB according to eligibility criteria for non-regulated     markets (marketable assets),

b) Debt instruments comprising credit claims or debt securities (Retail Mortgage Backed Debt Securities "RMBDs") that are not marketable on regulated or other comparable markets of financial instruments recognised by the EC according to eligibility criteria for non-regulated markets (non-marketable assets).

The NBS is entitled on behalf of the Eurosystem to provide information about eligibility of the marketable assets after their issue date only and to provide information about eligibility of non-marketable assets only after their usage as a collateral in operations conducted on behalf of Eurosystem to the counterparties.