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Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL)

Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) has been permitted by the Ministry of Finance, since 26 December 2005, to provide securities borrowing and lending services (SBL). The company will be both an intermediary and broker for all types of investors. The borrowing and lending service is an additional option for investors to manage risk and increase returns. Borrowers can borrow stocks for shorting and can profit during a market downturn. Moreover, lenders will receive a lending fee, which is worth more than the value of borrowed securities. In this scenario, the company is the intermediary between the lender and the borrower. Eligible securities are securities listed on the SET100, the TDEX or the ENGY.

Benefits for borrowers for shorting
  • Additional investment alternatives to lessen risks from a market downturn
  • Diversify portfolio risk
  • Can engage in Pair Trades and Arbitrage
Benefits for lenders for shorting
  • Lending fees received
  • Privileges such as dividend gains and new shares
  • 20% of the securities' value which are lent out are still calculated as collateral amount
Conditions
  • Eligible lending/borrowing securities are securities listed on the SET100, the TDEX or the ENGY (including ETFs)
  • All borrowed securities must already be settled
  • Minimum borrowing requirement is 100,000 Baht
  • Borrowers must have a credit balance account
  • An agreement will be for only 1 year. The minimum borrowing period is 1 day
  • Foreign shares and NVDRs are not permitted to be shorted

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