Equities First Holdings provides access to capital for businesses and high net worth individuals. This innovative firm helps people and companies flourish. The type of lending done by Equities First is non-traditional. Rather than a typical loan, Equities First Holdings provides securities-based loans.
Securities-based lending uses securities as collateral. Using securities in this way has become a trend in recent years. For the very rich, this can be an easy way to acquire money for luxury purchases, or business-related expenses. Stock-based loans have a number of benefits. For one thing, they are very low-interest.
There are few restrictions with this type of lending. These loans cannot be used to buy shares, or to repay a margin loan. Otherwise, they can be used for anything. Because of this, these loans are known as non-purpose loans. This lack of restrictions is very attractive to potential borrowers. This is especially true since the wave of new lending requirements that arrived in the wake of the 2008 recession. Securities-based lending has become very popular since 2011, in particular.
Al Christy is the president of Equity First Holdings. He takes a great deal of pride in helping people quickly access the cash they need to achieve their dreams. Security-backed loans can be a win for both parties in the transaction. By using securities as collateral, rather than cashing them in, the security holder avoids paying taxes on their sale. Interest on these loans is typically quite low. So while the lender profits, there is little downside for the borrower.
Founded in 2002, Equities First Holdings has been growing rapidly. The company has expanded at rates of as much as 30% annually since its founding. This is a privately-held firm. It has a global reach, with offices in far-flung locations including Australia, Hong Kong, the United States.