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Margin Loan

Discover the Leveraged Margin Loan. 

Our most comprehensive margin loan product

The Leveraged Margin Loan is a revolving line of credit, offering a range of interest rate options and payment methods, a large acceptable investment list, exclusive add-on features that may work with your investment strategy plus an online application process.

Features of our margin loan

  • Connect with most major online platforms and selected brokers
  • A diverse and frequently reviewed acceptable investment list
  • Offering a range of interest rate options, terms and payments methods
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If you have or are considering a margin loan with Leveraged, now is the perfect time to consider locking in a discounted interest rate and prepaying the fixed interest to earn Qantas Points.

Benefits

Increase your investment capacity

Leverage an existing portfolio or create a new investment portfolio to boost your investment capacity and diversify your assets.

Diversification

Access more funds to diversify your investments into different asset classes, industries and companies.

Liquidity

Additional liquidity without selling assets so you can take advantage of investment opportunities when they arise.

Flexibility

A number of ways to pay interest and operate your Margin Loan facility with your other investment accounts and services.

Tax Effectiveness

You may be entitled to claim an income tax deduction for some or all of your borrowing costs depending on your individual circumstances.

Risks

Changes in portfolio values

It is possible that the performance of your investments may change, which will result in you earning a lower return or incurring a larger loss than if you had not borrowed to invest. A fall in the value of your investments may also trigger margin calls.

Interest rate changes

An increase in the interest rate will also increase your borrowing costs, where a variable rate of interest applies.

Events resulting in your loan becoming due

Margin Calls, market disruptions, credit limit exceeds, default events or termination can result in some or all of your loan being due for payment in a short period and/or immediately.

Investment income risk

Interest and other charges can become due for payment before, or to be larger than, any distributions you may receive from your investments.

Net proceeds may not cover the loan

You are required to repay the total amount owing when declared due irrespective of any net sale proceeds.

Reliance on others and legislative changes

You are reliant on the operations, policies and procedures of the lender, nominee and sponsor, as well as any authorised person or agent you appoint for your loan account. Legislative changes may also impact your facility.

Add-on features

Exchange Options Plus

Exchange Options Plus (EOP) is a feature that enables you to combine options strategies using Exchange Traded Options (ETOs) with your margin loan. Depending on your circumstances, ETOs can be used to complement and expand your investment strategy.

With EOP you may:

  • utilise put options to limit potential loss if the share price of your shares fall
  • sell/write covered calls on acceptable securities held
  • diversify your portfolio by borrowing up to 95% of the exercise price of a put option

Instalment Plus

Instalment Plus (IP) is a feature that enables you to combine a regular investment plan with your margin loan to progressively build an investment portfolio. You need just $1,000 as your own initial contribution with a minimum loan drawdown of $2,000 to get started. This sets you up with a $3,000 investment portfolio. You can then contribute as little as $250 per month and borrow $250 per month. This means you add a minimum $500 per month to your investment portfolio.

It could be considered for your investment strategy if you:

  • have a medium to long-term financial goal and believe regular investments in unlisted managed funds (made up of your own savings as well as drawdowns on the loan) may help you reach it
  • would like to progressively build on your existing managed funds
  • plan to regularly invest some of your savings or income

Short Plus

Short Plus (SP) is a feature that enables you to implement a short selling strategy using your margin loan to borrow shares to sell, with the intention of buying back the same number of shares at a lower price. Depending on your circumstances, short selling can form part of your overall investment strategy.

With SP you may:

  • borrow shares you believe will fall in value in the near future, to sell
  • pursue a long/short/pairs trading strategy to potentially profit on both sides of the trade, if the pairs trade performs as expected

Rewards Plus

Reward Plus is an additional feature that enables you to earn Qantas Points with your Margin Loan, which contributes to keeping your Qantas Frequent Flyer^ account active and helps you enjoy the benefits of the membership sooner. Best of all, Rewards Plus offers you uncapped points potential.

You earn Qantas Points based on your loan balance and the points will be awarded monthly. The time points are awarded will depend on your selected interest payment schedule. If you pay your interest in advance, points will be awarded before the end of the month in which you prepaid interest. If you pay interest in arrears, points will usually be awarded in the month after you pay interest. If your Rewards Plus request is accepted, a higher variable rate may apply to your margin loan facility.

The following table shows you how many Qantas points you could potentially earn using Rewards Plus.

Loan balance Qantas points
Less than $149,999 Up to 30,000 points per $100,000 p.a. pro-rata
$150,000 to $499,999 Up to 40,000 points per $100,000 p.a. pro-rata
$500,000 to $999,999 Up to 50,000 points per $100,000 p.a. pro-rata
$1,000,000 or greater Up to 60,000 points per $100,000 p.a. pro-rata

We can help you get started today

Get in touch

Phone

1300 307 807
+61 2 8282 8282 (If calling from overseas)

8:30am - 5:30pm AEST/AEDT
Monday - Friday

Online

Send us an online enquiry or email customerservice@leveraged.com.au

Mail

GPO Box 5388,
Sydney, NSW, 2001

Things you should know

^ You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas points. A joining fee may apply. A higher variable rate may apply to your margin loan facility. For more information, refer to the 'Rewards Plus' section of the Leveraged Terms & Conditions.

Gearing involves risk. It can magnify your returns; however, it may also magnify your losses.

Using Exchange Options Plus involves a number of risks beyond those of just using a Margin Loan. Please refer to the Product Guide for Exchange Options Plus or other information available on this website about Exchange Options Plus

Short Plus involves short selling which is a complex financial strategy, and we recommend you seek professional financial advice before applying to add Short Plus to the Margin Loan or entering into any short selling arrangement. Please refer to the Product Guide for Short Plus and other information available on this website for information about Short Plus.

The Leveraged Equities Margin Loan is issued by Leveraged Equities Limited (ABN 26 051 629 282, AFSL 360118) as Lender and as a subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL 237879). The information on this website contains general advice only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. This information does not constitute financial or tax advice. We recommend that you obtain your own independent professional and tax advice on the risks and suitability of this type of investment and to determine whether your interest costs will in fact be fully deductible in the current financial year in your particular circumstance. Terms, conditions, fees, charges and normal lending criteria apply.

Please consider your personal circumstances, consult a professional financial adviser and read the Product Disclosure Statement and Incorporated Statements (together, the 'PDS') and Product Guide, together with the terms and conditions applying to the product or service, before making an investment decision. To obtain a copy of the PDS and relevant information please call 1300 307 807, visit the individual product pages on this website, or contact your financial adviser. Not suitable for a self-managed superannuation fund

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