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In some instances, a lender could skip straight to selling the assets without first offering a borrower the chance to deposit cash or additional collateral into the account.
First, ask your investment firm, and verify in the loan documents, whether they or an affiliate bank will be the lender, or if the loan would be outsourced to a third-party.
That can open a conversation on some of the fine-print terms of the loan, including what the firm does with the securities when they are being used as collateral, what rights you have in the event the lender calls for more collateral and how the repayment process works.
Securities-based loans allow an investment firm to extend an investor a line of credit without selling the assets backing the loan, much as the once popular home equity line of credit (HELOC) allowed banks to extend credit to homeowners without touching the underlying home.
The number of investment firms offering securities-based loans has soared in recent years, capturing the attention of regulators, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, concerned about how they are marketed and used.