A Specialized Lending Facility Exclusively for Securities Owners

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Celebrating 15 years of satisfied customers!

The A.B. Nicholas Portfolio Loan Network has provided competitive stock credit line offers since 2009 for U. S. clients with marginable securities.

To save money for our clients via better interest rates, a simple loan-only (no additional mandatory services or costs) approach, yet with the very highest release rate (cash for clients) in a stock loan that does not require the sale of client's securities to fund or loss of asset ownership.


    A Recent Client Testimonial:


“This was a great route to keep my investments earning dividends and gains while leveraging those funds for a low-cost stock loan. I am glad I discovered this tool. Don Johnson (ABN Business Development Director) helped me compare the fixed versus variable costs. This is truly a win-win for any small business start-up if the borrower has at least $80K in marginable stocks. Great for 2nd career entrepreneurs looking to get their ideas or businesses off the ground who don’t want to place a lien on all their assets (e.g, home, business property) as is typically the case with the long, drawn-out SBA loan process.”  

                                                      – Graham Waters, Small Business Owner 

Why use our lending network?

Our goal is to save you the pain of unbearably high interest rates!

Add our LeverageLine stock loan to your down payment and reduce monthly payments. Supplement your other securities finance when you need more cash than the bank can provide. Replace your high-interest margin loan with a LeverageLine.

Get into your franchise quickly without waiting months for your SBA loan to clear; or integrate our LeverageLine stock loan securities finance into your existing SBA or bank financing to help your business grow faster and easier.

Use your tax-deferred UPREIT Operating Partnership Unit shares as collateral for a great, low-rate line of credit without having to convert or sell as taxable UPREITs. Great for quick capital when you need it for your business.

Use LeverageLine securities finance to reduce the legally reportable value of your stock portfolio assets, on your child’s student aid eligibility application FAFSA to ensure maximum college financial aid eligibility. 

  • Better credit lines mean higher loan-to-value – up (advances) to 95% depending on the composition of your securities portfolio. More loan-to-value means more cash available for your needs.
  • No credit inquiry is required to receive a pre-approved loan or credit line offer. Our lenders look at your asset value first. They’ll evaluate your stocks, mutual funds, REITs, ETFs for risk factors, then make an offer. 
  • 100% U. S.-based, FINRA-certified advisors from top U. S. institutions make up our stock-secured credit line lending and collateral loan network. 
  • Wholesale, competitive rates are usually well below what brokerages typically offer on a margin loan or collateral loan. 
  • Zero cost to confidentially apply. You pay A. B. Nicholas only if we deliver as promised, which means AFTER you’ve received your funds. There are no up-front fees in advance. 
  • Many additional benefits and features, which each lender has pledged to honor, include the ability to defer payments, use a Trust of an established company as the signatory, and fixed-rate options for your collateral loan. 
  • Designed for Operating Partnership Unit (OPU) owners and those with Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust (UPREIT) securities that cannot be sold without losing tax-deferred status and paying large cap gains taxes. 
  • Get liquidity from UPREITs and REITS without having to convert or sell beforehand — normally impossible. 
  • Same top-tier, licensed U. S. based network of major U. S. brokerage partners. 
  • Allows real estate investors to be paid in UPREIT stock without having to convert those tax-deferred UPREITs into a standard fully taxable marginable REIT. (Consult with your CPA for specifics). 
  • Maintain your UPREIT in its current tax status while still tapping the portfolio for liquidity for other investments. (Should also be confirmed for your specific situation with your CPA). 
  • Minimum portfolio value at inception: $500K
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A. B. Nicholas Securities Finance LLC is a
Securities-Portfolio-as-Collateral Lending Network
Consisting of Top-Tier, FINRA-member, Licensed Advisors


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