Share Builders

One step to borrow and build a share portfolio.

Share Builders offer investors a convenient way to borrow money to build a portfolio of listed securities such as shares and exchange traded funds. You can purchase Share Builders directly via a broker the same way you buy shares listed on the ASX.

When you buy a Share Builder, you will receive exposure to price performance, dividends and potential franking credits from the underlying share.

To exit your investment you can simply sell the Share Builder on the ASX through your broker.

You can borrow without credit checks and all or part of the interest paid on the Loan Amount may be tax deductible, making this a tax effective investment¹.

Key Features of the Share Builders for Investors


You are the beneficial owner of the underlying share


Franking credits available to eligible investors2

Purchase Price

The Purchase Price that you pay plus the Loan Amount that UBS lends to you are used to pay for the purchase of the underlying share and Interest for the current Interest Period

Your Cash

Once you have paid the Purchase Price you are not required to contribute more cash to maintain your Loan over the full term of the Share Builders.


Ordinary Dividends from the underlying shares will be used to reduce the Loan Amount under a Share Builder.


Any future interest will be funded within the Share Builder by periodic increases of the Loan. All or part of the interest paid should be tax deductible. Interest paid covers cost of Walkaway Feature as well.

Walkaway feature

If the underlying share value is less than the Loan Amount at Maturity, the underlying shares will be transferred to the Issuer but you will not have to make any further payments to repay the Loan. This means you can borrow to invest without risk of defaulting on repayments.

Money at risk

Your maximum potential loss from buying a Share Builder is known upfront and is limited to the Purchase Price you pay


Superannuation fund investors can use Share Builders as one of the few ways to borrow to invest in listed shares and ETFs

Key risks

Borrowing to invest carries risk, for example:

  • Leverage magnifies losses as well as gains

  • The underlying share price can go up or down

  • No capital protection—you can lose the entire Purchase Price paid

  • The Interest Rate may increase over time

  • Dividend income may be less than you expect

  • Tax laws may change

  • Early termination may occur at UBS's election on an Annual Interest Date or following certain Extraordinary Events

  • UBS and UBS Nominees Pty Ltd may default

More information is contained in the section titled "Share Builders - Key Risks" (please refer to page 10)

1 See "Taxation Summary" in Part 8 of the Master PDS for more information

2 See "Taxation Summary" in Part 8 of the Master PDS for more information on eligibility criteria

Important Information

This information is communicated by UBS AG Australia Branch (ABN: 47 088 129 613, AFSL: 231087) and/or its affiliates ("UBS"). Before making an investment decision, clients should read the relevant UBS Dividend Builder Master Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) dated 17 October 2014 or the relevant UBS Share Builder Master PDS dated 25 September 2014 or 16 October 2015 as applicable, the relevant Term Sheet applicable to the Series they wish to invest in (together the "PDS") and any applicable Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement(s) ("SPDS"), including sections relating to Key Risks. These documents are available by calling UBS on 1800 633 100 or on the website

This webpage does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Accordingly, nothing on this webpage, the PDS or any SPDS is a recommendation by UBS or its related entities or by any other person concerning investment in any financial product and before acting on this information, you should consider its appropriateness having regard to your situation. We recommend that you not only consider the information in the PDS and SPDS but also obtain independent financial, legal and taxation advice as to the suitability of an investment in a financial product (bearing in mind your investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs).

Structured products and UBS Investment Builders are complex and may involve a high risk of loss. An investment in UBS Investment Builders is only available to persons receiving the PDS and SPDS in Australia. The PDS and SPDS do not constitute an offer of any financial product in any place in which, or to any person to whom, it would not be lawful to make such an offer. The distribution of the PDS and SPDS in jurisdictions outside Australia may be restricted by law and any person who resides outside Australia into whose possession this information comes (including nominees, trustees or custodians) should seek advice on and observe those restrictions. The financial products discussed on this webpage, the PDS and SPDS may not be offered or sold in the United States of America (US) or to, or for the account of or benefit of, US persons. Accordingly none of the PDS, SPDS or the Application Form may be sent to persons in the US or otherwise distributed in the US.

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UBS AG, Australia Branch is a foreign Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution (foreign ADI) under the Banking Act 1959 (Cth), and is supervised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. It is important for you to note that your investment is not a deposit product or other deposit liability and is not covered by the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959 (Cth).

In any event, provisions in the Banking Act 1959 for the protection of depositors do not apply to foreign ADIs including UBS AG, Australia Branch. For example, depositors with foreign ADIs do not receive the benefit of the following protections:
- Deposits are not covered by the financial claims scheme and are not guaranteed by the Australian Government.
- Deposits do not receive priority ahead of amounts owed to other creditors. This means that if a foreign ADI was unable to meet its obligations or suspends payment, its depositors in Australia would not receive priority for repayment of their deposits from the foreign ADI's assets in Australia.
- A foreign ADI is not required to hold assets in Australia to cover its deposit liabilities in Australia. This means that if the foreign ADI was unable to meet its obligations or suspends payment it is uncertain whether depositors would be able to access the full amount of their deposit.

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