Friends With Money #144: What is a margin loan?

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Ever wondered if it's possible to take out a loan to build your share portfolio? After all, investment loans are common place in property investing.

This week on the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Tom Watson is joined by Lily Elliott, head of margin lending specialists Leveraged, to discuss the ins and outs of margin loans.

  • How are margin loans different from other loans?
  • What kind of equities can be purchased with a margin loan?
  • How much can investors borrow, and what determines that?
  • When and how do investors pay the loan back?
  • What are the potential risks and benefits involved?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Lily Elliott is the general manager of Leveraged Equities. She is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Lily possesses a comprehensive understanding of equity markets, investments, credit and market risk management. She holds a Masters in Executive Business and Administration from the University of Technology Sydney.