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A Quick Guide to Non-Recourse Financing

October 13, 20203 min read

As an investor, owning securities is a privilege that allows you to secure non-recourse financing without impacting your position in an open market. Plus, you do not need to pledge anything else outside of your shares as collateral.

So, what exactly is a non-recourse loan?

In this post, we're going to provide a quick guide to this type of financing. Read on to learn more.

How it Works

Well, with this type of loan, you have to pledge your securities as collateral. Keep in mind that lenders have minimum and maximum loan amounts. For example, you can find a lender offers loans from $50,000 to $5 million. In most cases, the amount is usually a percentage of the value of your shares.

You have to transfer your stock to the lender and agree to make interest payments during the life of the loan. The lender can provide you loan worth the value of your shares. During the life of the loan, you'll still get access to the underlying value of your shares even when they can't be sold.

Different lenders have varying loan program features. At the end of the loan, you can extend it or get your non-marginable securities back. If the value of your stock increased, then you can receive a cash payment equal to the profit.

In some cases, the value of the stock can drop. In this case, you can simply "walk away." This means that the lender retains the ownership of the securities and you keep the loan you had borrowed against your stock. When this happens, the lender can try to recover the loan and its interests.

What Are the Benefits

One good thing about a non-recourse loan is that you don't have to wait for weeks or months to get the money. Most services that offer these loans are direct lenders, and they don't check your credit score. All you need is to transfer your shares to them to get the loan.

Non-recourse financing is usually a private and confidential affair between the lender and borrower. You don't need to work about the possibility of the loan details and transaction getting shared. Lenders can also extend loans up to 90 percent of your stock's value.

There are no hidden costs, such as appraisal and application fees, if you approach the lender directly.

Should You Option for Non-Recourse Financing?

A stock loan is a good option if you need immediate liquidity while still maintaining the potential of your stock potion. It's also great if you need quick money for improving your holdings and portfolio. Non-recourse loans have flexible terms, and you can choose to pay the loan in 24 to 48 months.

The Takeaway

One thing to know about non-recourse financing is that it has potential risks, including possible tax consequences. As such, you need to work with a lender that is fully compliant with all the applicable regulations. Also, make sure the lender has audited financials.

Do you need to learn more about stock loans? Feel free to get in touch with us for further assistance.


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