Up until relatively recently, art was viewed as a slow-moving,
illiquid asset. In order to unlock the value of a specific artwork, it
would typically be made available for sale using traditional methods –
which can be both slow and expensive.
Over the past decade, however, a new solution known as art financing
has emerged to help owners and professionals to create liquidity from
their portfolios much more quickly. It is of particular interest to
collectors who view their art not just as an emotional investment, but
as part of their overall balance sheet.
Art financing is the provision of bespoke loans with the artwork held
as the underlying asset (collateral). In some instances, the owner of
the artwork is permitted to keep the artwork for the duration of the
loan; in others, the art is securely held in a Freeport.
You can quickly and easily apply for art financing through the ARTBANX
platform. Quotes from reputable specialists typically come back in a
matter of days, with loan periods varying from just a few months to
In the near future we will introduce tokenised solutions that provide
even more opportunities for art financing.