For those that invest in the stock market, one of the best ways to build a better return is to lever their position. While many investment companies have cut back on their margin accounts, there are still ways to leverage your portfolio. One of the best ways to do this today is to get a loan from Equities First.
Equities First is a financial firm that specializes in providing borrowers with loans that are secured by a stock portfolio. When you take out a loan provided by Equities First, you will provide the company with a lien on your stock portfolio. If you happen to go into default on the loan, you will have given the company the right to liquidate stock portfolio.
Since Equities First has a strong lien position, they are willing to provide a high-leverage loan with a low interest rate. This can greatly increase your chances of earning a high return on investment as the rate you will pay on the loan will likely be far less than your overall Equities investment return. Beyond allowing you to lever your portfolio, it can also allow you to access liquidity in your stock portfolio without actually selling the stock, which can have major tax benefits.
While Equities First based out of the United States, the company has grown a lot in the international market over the past few years. This has included going through a major expansion in parts of Asia, Europe, and now Australia. While starting in Australia just a few years ago, the success of the Equities First company now has Equities First looking to expand further.
The company recently announced that it intends to open a new office in Melbourne, which will help to provide a lot of support to the firm including in sales, operations, and loan management.