On September 9, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced the first wave of new counterparties selected as part of the expansion program announced earlier in September. Widening the eligibility criteria for agency CMBS counterparties is intended to increase the operational capacity and reach of agency CMBS purchases. Two firms were selected to support the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF). Seven additional firms were selected to support the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF). The application process is open and ongoing and the New York Fed has announced its intention to name additional counterparties and agents, as applicable, for the CPFF, SMCCF and Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility in the coming weeks. Release.