Consumers of physical precious metals can acquire the use of these metals
(subject to a return requirement), at rates that are typically lower than U.S.
Dollar financing rates. Alliance requires borrowers of physical precious
metals to post and maintain an agreed upon collateral deposit. Alliance will
lend the agreed upon physical precious metals to the borrower, for a specific
term and subject to the return of "fungible" physical precious metals and the
payment of the agreed upon lease fee. At all times, the borrower must maintain
the agreed upon minimum collateral value, on deposit with Alliance.
In addition, the borrower may be required to deposit additional collateral with
Alliance, on short notice in the event of increases in the underlying price of
the lent physical precious metals.
All Precious Metals Lease participants must also open a Spot Physical Metals
Trading Account. Alliance requires the receipt of all required
collateral deposits prior to releasing lent metal to the borrower.
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To expedite the initial review process, you may FAX them to:
FAX: 1 312/582.6738
We must receive and maintain original signatures in our permanent records, so
in addition to faxing copies of the original Trading Application and Account
Agreements, the fully-executed originals should be mailed to:
Alliance Financial, LLC
116 N. York Suite 300
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Attn: New Accounts
|**Forward Agreements and/or Collateral-based
Financing is only available for non-speculative commercial purposes or where
actual physical delivery occurs.
|RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
|ANTI-TERRORISM and ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING NOTICE
Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering
activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify
and record information that identified each person who opens an account.
What this means for you When you open an account, we will ask you
for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us
to identify you. You may also be asked to provide a copy of the following Photo
Identification Documents: a valid driver's license, a valid state issued ID
card, a valid passport or other identifying documents.
PRECIOUS METALS RISK DISCLOSURE There is risk of loss from
Precious Metals trading. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future
results. Precious Metals trading, even when done by a professional trader,
presents substantial risk of loss, and only funds that a customer can afford to
lose should be used for Precious Metals trading. You should carefully examine
whether or not Precious Metals trading is suitable for you in light of your
PRECIOUS METALS BORROWING/LENDING RISK DISCLOSURE There is risk
of loss in borrowing or lending of physical precious metals. You should
carefully consider the risks associated with such borrowing or lending in the
light of your individual financial circumstances.
PRECIOUS METALS GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT NOTICE Because precious metals
prices often fluctuate violently between the Trade Date and a trade's
Settlement Date, IBS Metals/Alliance generally require a Good Faith Deposit
(cash or collateral) of approximately 10% of the face value of the physical
precious metals to be bought/sold to be on deposit prior to entering into
This Good Faith Deposit must be on deposit prior to entering into a trade or
quoting firm prices. IBS Metals/Alliance will provide "indication only" price
quotations on request prior to receipt of the required Good Faith Deposit.
Adverse market movement will require the posting of additional funds/collateral
on short notice.