A. B. Nicholas is happy to announce the additon of our fourth funding partner, E-Trade, as a bidder for our stock loan applicants via the ABN LeverageLine program. 

Now our clients with eligible portfolios (see our requirements here) may receive stock loan bids from up to four — soon to be five — major firms in a “let the stock loan lenders compete” process that can get ABN borrowers superior, borrower-friendly rates and loan-to-value plus other features, all thanks to the power of major-public-institution competition. 

A. B. Nicholas now can receive bids from the major public licensed financial firms UBS, Charles Schwab Bank, T D Ameritrade, and E-Trade, with Morgan Stanley slated to join us early next year. 

Although A. B. Nicholas circulates every client loan application to all eligible partner lenders to obtain the best offer for our ABN clients (lowest rates, highest loan-to-value, other features), the number of bids will always depend on the size and content of your stock portfolio. See our LeverageLine and REITLine eligibility guidelines at www.abnicholas.com/requirements. 

IN ADDITION we have lowered the threshold for eligiblity from $1 million securities portfolios to $250,000 for our gold-standard “leave your stocks in your own brokerages or bank” system. This means that if you have your stocks at either TD Ameritrade, Schwab, E-Trade or UBS, you can now keep your securities right where they are in most cases rather than having to move them to another lending institution.  

And rather than simply take the retail stock margin loan offer that your current brokerage or banking institution may provide, you can now come in “through the side door” via A. B. Nicholas for your custom loan offer, which can typically deliver a far superior line of credit. 

How? Simply by applying through A. B. Nicholas Securities Finance  thanks to our partnership with senior, mulitply-licensed, FINRA-member lexecutives both within and outside of these partner institutions, all of whom have the power and expertise to get our ABN clients a far better deal than retail thanks to the volume of business that ABN delivers to them. Such offers via A. B. Nicholas can often save a client many thousands of dollars while getting them much, much more loan cash, depending on the size of the portfolio and the quality of the portfolio. 

What does this mean? It means that you can KEEP YOUR STOCKS WHERE THEY ARE at your existing brokerage or bank, if you have your accounts at TD Ameritrade, E-Trade, or Schwab; and even UBS too. (We expect that when Morgan Stanley comes online in January, clients may keep their stocks in their existing institutions there, too, and still obtain the great super-low rates and high loan-to-value of our well-regarded LeverageLine stock loan program, too.)

Best of all? It’s free to apply  Use our secure online form to see how much better of a deal we at A. B. Nicholas can get you before you take the “easy way out’ with an expensive, 50% LTV margin loan. 

Which leads us to our next bit of news… A. B. Nicholas will also be releasing a new video on our proprietary REITLine loan program that allows individuals with tax-deferred UPREIT securities to obtain loan cash directly from those assets without having to convert to taxable securities or to sell. Contact A. B. Nicholas for more information on either of these developments. 

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