International Securities Finance

International (Non-U.S.) LeverageLines & Clients

Non-U.S. Securities

Around the world the U. S. financial markets are recognized even today for their superior innovation and competitive rates and terms. In most cases, a stock secured loan from a major public institution outside of the U. S. is much more expensive, slower to close, with much higher interest rates and much lower loan-to-value. Bureaucracy, fees, delays, high documentation — the list goes on.

A. B. Nicholas can in some cases accept securities from these countries, provided they meet certain standards. As a rule, we can only use securities that, in their own market, would be considered in the top quarter in their markets (equivalent to “blue chip” in the U. S.) These non-U. S. markets can be considered:

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Japan
  3. Sinagpore
  4. Western Europe 
  5. Canada
  6. Australia
  7. (All countries) American Depository Receipts (ADR)



Remember please, if you are acting as an intermediary: You must present the actual owner of the securities; we will not process transactions from third parties acting on behalf of the actual client, and passports of the actual client/owner are always required with your term sheet request.

Please use our Contact Form and/or our Application Form when you are ready to apply, to correspond securely; please do not call from foreign locations.


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