ECS Loan Market


The EquiLend Clearing Services (ECS) Loan Market offers direct connectivity to CCPs for central clearing of securities finance trades, including over 6,000 OCC-eligible equities, ETFs and ADRs. 

The ECS Loan Market is provided through a FINRA-regulated broker-dealer operating an SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) with a proven track record in securities lending technology.

ECS Loan Market Offers

A front-to-back solution from trade execution through the lifecycle of the trade, including support for returns, recalls, rerates and corporate actions.

Easy integration into a firm’s existing environment with powerful trading and post-trade tools which can be fully automated to improve efficiency and mitigate risk.

The ECS Loan Market provides a central point for all matched transactions to flow directly to a CCP, while delivering real-time updates on settlement back to clients with large ETF, GC and Hard to Borrow activity.


Access U.S.

Offers access to wide marketplace of U.S. broker-dealer counterparties active in securities lending. 

Borrowers and lenders benefit from improved trade efficiency as broker-dealers face the CCP directly, reducing balance sheet risk profile and improving overall capital footprint.  


Delivers fully automated, real-time, straight-through settlement processing once trade is matched and with near-time settlement status updates.


Enables flexible connectivity solutions, including API system-to-system services or browser-based screen access for clients with limited technology budgets to spend.

Synchronized Records

Improves operational efficiency through trading and post-trade tools that ensure synchronization of lender, borrower and CCP recordkeeping while eliminating contract comparison breaks.


Enhances risk mitigation for both borrowers and lenders via the CCP guarantees. 

How It Works


Access all market services via an API connection or our Web-based application


Identify market liquidity including the depth of the market, last traded rate and floating rate versus OBFR overnight published rates


Upload a spreadsheet with borrow needs or loan supply


Execute trades on our proprietary trading screens, custom built for securities lending market participants


Lender supply and borrower demand are automatically matched and immediately sent to OCC for clearance and settlement



Transact with all OCC Market Loan Program approved counterparties


Supports lifecycle events, including returns, recalls, rerates, marks and corporate actions


Participants in the ECS Loan Market face the OCC on an anonymized basis; OCC is the counterparty. No MSLA required.


Create list of securities to track your needs vs liquidity posted on the platform. Use order features such as good until cancelled, price ranges you’re willing to accept on securities, etc.


Initiate rate changes & recalls through the API or the GUI front end. Automated email messages are generated for each of these new activities.

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EquiLend Clearing Services (ECS) provides direct connectivity to CCPs for central clearing of securities finance trades. Our services offer powerful trading and post-trade tools that improve efficiency and mitigate risk.

Matt Collins

Markets & Trading, ECS
+1 (646) 767 4314