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Discount Notes


Discount notes are short term U.S. dollar denominated unsecured general corporate obligations.

  • Maturities may range from overnight through one year, subject to daily corporate funding needs
  • May be acquired in denominations as small as $1,000
  • Are issued and maintained in book entry form through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Are offered with a variety of options for settlement dates, maturity dates and sizes

Key Program Features

Amounts $1,000 minimum, in increments of $1,000
Maturities One year or less
Ratings View our current credit ratings
Dealer group Find an approved dealer
Offering time frame Available on days other than (a) a Saturday, (b) a Sunday, (c) a day on which the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is closed, or (d) a day on which Freddie Mac’s offices are closed
Clearing and Settlement Fed Book-Entry System
Principal Repayment At par on maturity date, which must be a business day in the U.S. markets
Documentation Global Debt Facility
Governing law New York



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