The Securities and Futures Commission found that brokerages typically had 30 per cent of their top 20 margin loans backed by pledged shares of a single listed company last year – up from 11 per cent in 2006. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong securities watchdog alarmed over brokerages’ margin loans quality amid lending surge 

Margin loans extended by the city’s brokerages tops HK$206b in 2017 versus HK$20b in 2006

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The Securities and Futures Commission found that brokerages typically had 30 per cent of their top 20 margin loans backed by pledged shares of a single listed company last year – up from 11 per cent in 2006. Photo: David Wong
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