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China Brokers Tighten Margin Loan Rules Amid Bubble Concerns

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Brokerages across China are tightening rules for lending to stock investors to try to limit the risks from any market bust.

Changjiang Securities Co. joined larger rivals GF Securities Co. and Haitong Securities Co. in increasing its margin requirement, the collateral put up by an investor when borrowing. The firm announced the increase to 80 percent from 60 percent in a statement on Wednesday. Guosen Securities Co. also tightened its rules.