The purchases will work in tandem with the central bank's offers of cheap four-year loans, under what it dubs its targeted longer term refinancing operations, to bloat its balance sheet by as much as €1tn between now and the end of 2016.
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But one of the most vital pieces of information about the programme will almost certainly be missing.
Whether the ECB can buy the riskier parts of securitisations, the so-called mezzanine tranches, is up to governments. With the new European Commission not yet in place, eurozone finance ministers are unlikely to discuss the issue until the end of October, with a decision weeks later. The early indications are that Germany and France will not support the plan.
The ECB's president, Mario Draghi, said earlier this month that the central bank would buy the safest slices of securitisations, known as senior tranches. But the ECB is cautious of taking too much risk on to the central bank's balance sheet. To avoid that, Mr Draghi said the ECB would buy the mezzanine tranches only if governments would guarantee any losses.
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Even before the details have been announced, there are already signs that the ECB's buying spree is breathing life into a market that has been moribund since the financial crisis left its reputation in tatters. Spreads have tightened on new deals and investors who have until now avoided Europe's securitisation market, such as sovereign wealth funds and other central banks, have had their interest piqued.
David Covey, head of European ABS strategy at Nomura, said: "The ECB's backing is bringing a legitimacy to the [European] ABS market."
Mr Draghi has stressed European securitisations have proven much safer investments than their US equivalents, which spread problems in one corner of the US mortgage market to the rest of the global financial system, earning the industry the moniker of "toxic sludge".