Frequently Asked Questions

What if the borrower defaults? Are my loans collateralised?

All loans are over-collateralised at 105% of the value of the loan. This collateral is held and managed at Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM), one of the world’s biggest custodians.

In the event of a borrower default, you have the right to receive the collateral or ask for its liquidation and receipt of the proceeds.

Sharegain only accepts “High-Quality Liquid Assets” (HQLA) as collateral. Collateral is posted on a ‘pre-pay’ basis, meaning delivery of loaned securities will only occur once collateral is confirmed as settled and allocated to your collateral account. Loans and collateral are monitored in real-time and marked to market at least daily.

With securities lending, as with other investment activities, your capital may be at risk.

Sharegain Ltd. is registered in England and Wales (no. 09600298) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 730395).
*This website is directed exclusively at and intended to be used only by professional investors and retail investors with direct holdings in stocks, bonds and ETFs in excess of £500,000. Our website is not directed at any person or institution where (by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise) the availability of our website or securities lending in general is prohibited. The material on this website is for general information and should not be considered as investment advice or solicitation to be involved in securities lending or to use one of Sharegain’s services. Securities lending involves risks and we have not and will not assess whether our service is appropriate for you. If you decide to lend your securities, your capital may be at risk. Please consult professional advisors if you are in any doubt as to whether the service would be beneficial for you or whether you require any consent or need to observe any formalities, before deciding to engage in securities lending.
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