Equities First Holdings is a lending company that was founded in 2002 and is currently headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company specializes in securities-based lending and portfolio appraisal. Do date, they have financed more than $1.4 billion in loan transactions and helped a large number of businesses and individuals acquire the necessary capital to make major investments and expansions. They operate in nine countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Switzerland and China, and offices are present across the globe. Equities First deals almost exclusively with non-purpose capital and loans.
What sets these apart is the freedom on the loan and the mitigated risk to the borrower. First, the loans utilize entire stock portfolios as collateral, enabling multiple accounts to be applied to a single loan. It essentially provides liquid assets for stocks without requiring the owner to sell them. The borrower still receives dividends and appreciation benefits. Most importantly, borrowers can walk away from the loan at any time, allowing the lender to collect on the collateral, which has already been effectively liquidated at a fair price. Additionally, the loans are traditionally fixed-interest loans, protecting borrowers from unpredictable market fluctuations.
For any business or individual looking to acquire a large sum of liquid assets, Equities First provides one of the safest and most reliable routes. Virtually no changes to business operations, investment strategies, resource allocation or accounting are necessary. A business can access fund increases on par with launching an IPO without any of the challenges that come with it. Instead, the entire focus can be on putting the cash to work for an expansion, improvement or strategy that is designed to net a large source of income without risking long-term financial security. Innovation is the key to financial success, and Equities First is staying on top of lending innovations to provide solutions for the future.