The Bundesbank provides its monetary policy eligible counterparties with various options for connecting to its collateral-management system. The specialised procedure CAP (Collateral management Access Portal) offers U2A(user-to-application) access to several functionalities relating to collateral management. It can be reached via ExtraNet and provides an overview of the user’s collateral account. Furthermore, CAP allows mobilisation and demobilisation instructions for marketable assets as well as further services, such as setting a fixed credit line or entering counterparties´ own freezings. Messages from the Bundesbank can be accessed conveniently in your ExtraNet mailbox. In addition, A2A (application-to-application) connections via SWIFT or XML enable automated communication with the Bundesbank’s system.