Institutions seeking funds from the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility have a wider range of firms they can work with to facilitate the loans, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday.

When the central bank first began making loans through the Talf in March, a firms seeking to receive money would have to work through a primary dealer — one of 19 institutions the New York Fed works with to buy or sell government securities. But the New York Fed is expanding the scope of eligible Talf agents to include the investment banks CastleOak Securities LP, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Williams Capital Group LP.

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