Bank of China (Hong Kong) will offer securities repurchase and lending facilities for banks in the fast growing offshore yuan market from Monday.

The launch of the repurchase facilities will aid in yuan settlements and pave the way for the introduction of new yuan products and services in Hong Kong, the bank said in a statement released over the weekend.

Bank of China (Hong Kong) was appointed as the clearing bank of yuan banking business in Hong Kong in 2003. It offers yuan clearing services in relation to deposit, exchange, remittance and bank card to participating banks in Hong Kong.