According to an article published on July 12th, 2016 by INDIANAPOLIS, IN, banks and other financial institutions have tightened lending criteria. Equities First Holdings is taking advantage of that situation by lending money to people who need to raise capital quickly as well as those who do not qualify for more conventional credit-based loans. Equities First Holdings is a firm that offers alternative shareholder financing solutions all over the world. It is the leading lender globally.
Even if these borrowers still have some options left, most banks have reduced lending options for borrowers, increased interest rates and have made loan qualifications tighter than before. The founder and CEO of EFH, Al Christy says that loans collateralized by stocks will be an innovative alternative for borrowers looking for working capital. Stock-based loans offer certainty to borrowers throughout their transaction life because they have fixed interest rates and a higher loan-to-value ratio as compared to margin loans.
Christy explains that a typical loan with a term of three years has market fluctuation, unlike a stock-based loan that offers a hedge since borrowers lower their investment risk in a downside market. Christy explains that stock-based loans have more advantages than conventional loans. According to Christy, stock-based loans have non-recourse feature, which allows borrowers to walk away from the loan anytime they want, even if the value of the stock depreciates. That means that the debtor can keep the proceeds from the initial loan without any further obligations to the lender.
Margin loans have variable interest rates, and they require the money to be used for given purposes. Note that the lender can liquidate borrower’s collateral without prior notice in the event of a margin call. Loan-to-value ratios are between 10 and 50%. However, stock-based loans have ratios of 50 to 75%. Stock-based loans do not have any restrictions so borrowers can use the money for any purpose. Their interest rates are also fixed.
About Equities First Holdings
Equities First Holdings, LLC was established in 2002. Since its establishment, Equities has been offering alternative financing solutions and supplying capital against publicly traded stocks. The lending firm aims at meeting the professional and personal goals of its clients.
Since its establishment, the lending company has completed close to 700 transactions globally. It serves global companies and high-net-worth people. The transactions are worth over $1.4 billion, with low fixed interest rates loans.
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