New for Client Applications for LeverageLine Financing (Information for Clients & Agents)

Visit our website for more about our LeverageLine stock loan program here. As you know, one of the reasons that A. B. Nicholas is the leading private conduit to institutional licensed stock-secured lending is that we are always focused on compliance and on improving the lending experience for our clients. To that end, we have implemented a new rule for all agents when submitting clients to A. B. Nicholas for

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New Application Processing Structure Will Speed Up the Funding Process

Note: Visit our website for more about our LeverageLine stock loan program here. Effective June 6, 2019, A. B. Nicholas Securities Finance is implementing a new processing structure for all transactions designed to expedite funding for our clients and our referral agents. In the past, clients applied via our online form which went to our licensed lending partner for a quote. The quote was then relayed to us at A.

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Summer is the BEST Time of Year for a LeverageLine….

Note: Visit our website for more about our LeverageLine stock loan program here. no better time of year to reach out to your client base to see if a LeverageLine securities portfolio credit line would help make the summer better. People have planned their vacations, but many aren’t sure if they have enough cash, or are reluctant to load up their credit cards. There are so many expenses that crop

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A LeverageLine Case Study

– Making Real Dreams Come True – Every LeverageLine client is different: this we can say from eleven years of experience dedicated solely to the securities-based credit line market. Each client or company need is unique, each application specific to that client’s needs. Here’s one example case we recently completed that shows how A. B. Nicholas Securities Finance provided the funding this borrower needed to realize a lifelong objective. [Note: 

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Reminder to Agents

Per licensed institution rules, we cannot pay fees to any referring party or Agent UNLESS they have completed the training and compliance exam with a score of 100%. If you have not yet received your Compliance Certification documents, then you have not completed the exam and must do so ASAP.  Register here for the training and compliance exam, if you have not yet taken it.  REGISTER NOW

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A New LeverageLine

Note: Visit our website for more about our LeverageLine stock loan program here. At A. B. Nicholas we never stay still, and are always looking for new ways to provide value and security to our clients. Today we are happy to announce that we can provide all of the great features of our LeverageLine that have made it the premier securities-based credit line (SBLOC) for the franchise and commercial real

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Why Obtain Agent Certification?

Every registered Agent with A. B. Nicholas is required to obtain Compliance Certification to receive fees on any transaction they refer to the A. B. Nicholas LeverageLine program. What does certification do for you otherwise?  Certification gives you legal protection. Your test scores and your certification certificate are kept on file at A. B. Nicholas to prove that you have not only take the training course but passed the exam.

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What Makes an A. B. Nicholas Stock Loan Better Than Others?

I’ll get right to the point.  Our rates beat anything you can get from any retail brokerage or bank. Our loan-to-value is the highest in the market. There is no change of ownership, nor sale of a single share required for this simple asset-based securities portfolio credit line. Your loan is entirely, 100% managed by an accomplished FINRA-registered, licensed advisor from the major household-name brokerage/bank that services your loan program.

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Reminder: April 15 for Turning in New Agent Agreement to ABN

April 15 (tax day) is also the deadline for any existing Agent signed to our old agreement to have their new Agent Agreement signed and on file with A. B. Nicholas.  Any pre-existing Agent who has not signed by that date, will be removed from the Agent portal and resources and will need to reapply in the future as a new Agent applicant if they should seek to refer clients

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Agent Alerts: Client Submission & Fees Rules Effective 4/2/2019

Please note that individuals who were previously covered under any prior A. B. Nicholas agent agreements (pre February 1, 2019) will no longer have access to the Agent Portal and resources as of April 15, 2019, unless they have signed the new Agent Agreement. If you have lost or deleted the new agreement that was sent to you last week, please contact us at support@abnicholas.com for a replacement copy.  In addition,

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Why Become a Certified Agent (Now)?

Recently one of our long-time referral agents here at A. B. Nicholas asked the question: “What’s the point of become ‘certified’? I’ve been sending referrals to you for two years with no issues.”  To him, reviewing a compliance training video, going back and studying the website FAQ, and taking a test to confirm his knowledge was just a waste of the $35 testing fee and a useless chunk of his

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Mandatory Compliance Certification Can Now Be Completed On Your Time, Online

The mandatory compliance certification for A. B. Nicholas’s currently registered agents is now available for completion online, including registration, video training, and the Certification Test. Current agents who have not registered by April 1, 2019 will not be permitted to refer or receive fees pursuant to any LeverageLine transaction at A. B. Nicholas. We therefore urge all current agents to register as soon as possible. (Future agents will have three

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Mandatory Compliance Training for All A. B. Nicholas Agents: Required to Receive Fees.

Beginning with our first session on March 21 at 10AM, all current and future referral agents will be required to take one mandatory Compliance and Training session before they will be eligible to receive any fees on their referrals into the ABN LeverageLine securities based credit line program or the OpLine UPREIT/OPU credit line program for UPREIT owners. The webinar will host a guest speaker, one of several licensed lender

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The Dangers of Nonrecourse Stock Loans And How To Avoid Them

Why an Institutionally Managed, SIPC/FINRA-Member Lending Facility Should Be Your Only Securities-based Credit Line Consideration  A nonrecourse, transfer-of-title securities-based stock loan means exactly what it says: You, the title holder (owner) of your stocks or other securities are required to transfer ownership of your securities to a third party before you receive your loan proceeds. The loan is “nonrecourse” so that you may, in theory, simply walk away from your loan

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I Can Get Get a Margin Loan from My Stock Brokerage Account. What Makes ABN’s LeverageLine Different?

Sure. You CAN get a margin loan, usually very easily with a couple of clicks, for any of your stocks. It will be a 50% loan-to-value cash piece, and you will have the freedom to invest it in more of the same stock. Your brokerage will automatically assume you intend to buy more of the same stock in the same account. You are not expected to use a “purpose loan”

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Education Focus
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Should I Get a Loan Against My Stock Portfolio in a Down-Trending Market?

Note: Visit our website for more about our LeverageLine stock loan program here. One of the questions we often get here at A. B. Nicholas is “If the market is trending downward, does it make sense to obtain a loan against my stock portfolio instead of selling it outright?” Because of the myriad different combinations of securities in any given portfolio, and many other factors both business and personal that

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Stock Loans
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Portfolio Loan Rates – Decoding Their Meaning

You are probably familiar with mortgage interest rates. You may be familiar with the interest (rate) paid on your CD os Money Market account at your bank. These are straightforward numbers, often tied to the Prime Rate. But your stock portfolio loan rates are based on other factors, which may not be familiar to you. In this article we attempt to decode the world of interest rates and give you

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Stock Portfolio Loans: The Essentials

One of the first things we hear from our new clients is that they are approaching the issue of securities-based credit with trepidation. Some feel that a portfolio of stocks or bonds is much too unstable to be trusted as collateral for a loan (even though the lending institution might have no trouble with it). Others may have heard about the ill-fated “non-recourse stock loans” of the last decade, that

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Share Value and Stock Loan Lending – How a Lender Sees It

Investors have many metrics for determining the valuation of a company’s stock, and two of the most commonly used are Book Value and Share Value  (also known as Market Value). Both valuations can be helpful in calculating whether a stock is fairly valued. Let’s look briefly at the differences between the two as they can impact the loan-to-value of your LeverageLine line of credit. So What is Book Value? The book value of

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OpLine is a Loan Against UPREIT Operating Partnership Unit Shares (OPUs). But What’s an UPREIT? What’s an OPU?

An umbrella partnership real estate investment trust, or UPREIT, is an entity that REITs use to let property owners contribute their real estate property in exchange for operating partnership units that can be converted into REIT shares. Like a 1031 exchange, this transaction lets property owners avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated real estate. The operating partnership, or OP, units received in an UPREIT transaction are generally similar to shares

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Education Focus
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Does Your – or Your LeverageLine Client’s – Stock, Bond, or Mutual Fund Portfolio Qualify for LeverageLine Financing?

One of the most frequent calls we get is about whether a particular portfolio qualifies for our versatile LeverageLine securities-portfolio credit line. The rules are pretty simple, but you can get more details on our website by visiting our page for Loan Requirements. You can also check on your client’s securities history yourself by clicking here. If the non-IRS/401K stocks, mutual funds, bonds, ETFs, etc. in your portfolio. All have

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How Are ABN LeverageLine Interest Rates Determined?

All standard (default) LeverageLine interest rates are variable rates, based on a discounted “house” rate (an institution-determined figure based on various indicators) that is keyed to the size of the credit line offer; to this is added a small increment based on 30-day (monthly) LIBOR. (See the 30-day LIBOR rate on any of the major financial sites, including Bloomberg or Bankrate;  the rate has remained within a relatively small range of variance over the last seven years.)

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