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Rehypothecate

To pledge securities as collateral for a loan when the same securities have already been pledged for another loan. Generally speaking, a brokerage rehypothecates when it needs to secure a loan for a client. That is, the client pledges securities for a loan on a margin account and the brokerage uses those same securities to procure a loan from a bank to finance the loan for the client.
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rehypothecate

To repledge stock as collateral for a loan. In practice, this term means to pledge securities (by a brokerage firm) for a bank loan when the securities have already been pledged to the firm by one of its customers. The brokerage firm essentially passes along the collateral in order to obtain a loan to finance the customer's account.
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(20) According to the law, "in the United Kingdom, an unlimited amount of the customer's assets can be rehypothecated and there are no customer protection rules.
(28) Indeed, we can say that almost all money on retail deposit is effectively rehypothecated to other entities.
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Treasury securities are extensively rehypothecated (Krishnamurthy and Vissing-Jorgensen 2010) and therefore should be viewed as money.
Internalization occurs when a separate client has sold short the same security, and therefore the collateral backing the margin loan is rehypothecated and delivered into the short position (Transaction 2b).
For example, a client may liquidate its account by repaying its margin loan, resulting in a cash inflow to the dealer; however, the dealer may have already rehypothecated the underlying collateral for the margin loan to deliver into another client's short sale.
First, the level of collateral received that has been rehypothecated indicates firms' reliance on "customer collateral" generated through secured lending activities and derivatives to raise financing, from both internal and external sources; these data allow us to directly measure the banks' "collateral efficiency," as we have defined it.
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