Securities Finance

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Flexible Securities Finance

Versatile, securities finance with easy application. That’s what we built our LeverageLine program to do.

Versatile securities finance because though designed originally as a tool for the franchise and business acquisition market, our credit lines can be used for virtually any purpose other than the repurchase of marginable securities.) Buy a franchise with any of our LeverageLine credit lines. Use your stock portfolio as securities finance collateral and free up other lending resources to get your business started. Pay off a tax bill; invest in your child’s education. With LeverageLine, its up to you.

Inexpensive because traditional lender-side fees have been waived for A.B. Nicholas clients, meaning you can enjoy a clean loan from your licensed lending institution without being hit with numerous charges.

Simple because the program is very low-doc and credit is not a factor. A term sheet is generated the same day you apply, and amounts to pre-approved financing.

Perhaps you have one or more securities — maybe stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or one of many other marginable classes of securities — to use as collateral. Versatility applies across the board, and other than the repurchase of marginable stocks with your loan proceeds, from dental bills to aircraft purchase; from an investment condo to a new business.

By definition, therefore, LeverageLine is a flexible wholesale-rate credit line with no mandatory lender-side fees or costs, high LTV, and fast delivery with minimal documentation.

LeverageLines leave the kind of low-profile footprint that high net-worth clients often require. They are confidential and secure, despite being delivered by a major fully-licensed, well-known public SIPC/FINRA institution. Payments are not normally reported to credit bureaus, since this is a simple asset-based loan. And your credit does not affect or determine the offer terms. All LeverageLines regardless of collateral type are designed to be a significant cut above common asset financing.

LeverageLine credit lines can serve a variety of needs for those who can’t or do not want to sell their securities, including:

  • Those who need a quick tax payment solution during tax season;
  • Those who seek a very low-cost line of credit as “insurance cash” for emergencies;
  • Those who have unexpected medical bills that insurance does not cover;
  • Those seeking a way to pay for college without putting their child(ren) in debt;
  • Those who are “net worth rich” but “liquidity poor”;
  • First-time franchisees or business acquirers needing additional operating capital
  • Real estate investors who need to buy quickly, who can benefit from having low-cost loan cash at their immediately disposal.
  • Those with a major purchase, such as a luxury vehicle, fine art, a college bill, etc. who do not want to finance it at high interest rates.

There are many other applications as well. Actual clients have included a doctor who bought a luxury home for his daughter on her wedding day and needed to close without burdening his or her credit; a successful businessman who was hit with a $900,000+ tax bill when his prior commercial real estate development deductions were reversed by the IRS; and a real estate investor who took over his father’s holdings at his death only to find that he had had numerous previously undisclosed debts; and a woman whose mother needed a critical experimental surgical procedure to save her life (she survived).

Thanks to the fact that your licensed lender adviser personalizes this versatile program for each client, you’ll find your lender truly goes the extra mile to get the funding you need, when you need it. All without FICO or credit scores.

LeverageLine securities finance involves very little paperwork and funds are typically available in about 7 business days.  Our licensed lender advisers can issue a pre-approved funding letter in some cases the same day as application!

Your options are many with A. B. Nicholas credit lines.

Have a pre-existing margin loan on your securities? No worries. Our lenders can pay off your margin loan and roll it into your new LeverageLine. Just let us know when you apply at

Please do not hesitate to contact us! Our staff at A. B. Nicholas LLC can be reached via our online form, via, or at 202.379.4744 ext. 1 (or for agent-related matters, ext. 2).

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