Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Forgivable Loans Receivable

Forgivable Loans Receivable
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Forgivable Loans Receivable [Abstract]  
Forgivable Loans Receivable
5. Forgivable Loans Receivable
From time to time, National's operating subsidiaries may make loans, evidenced by promissory notes, primarily to newly recruited independent financial advisors as an incentive for their affiliation. The notes receivable balance is comprised of unsecured non-interest-bearing and interest-bearing loans (interest ranging up to 9%). These notes have various schedules for repayment or forgiveness based on production or retention requirements being met and mature at various dates through 2018. Amortization of loan forgiveness was included in commissions, compensation and fees in the statement of operations. In the event the advisor’s affiliation with the subsidiary terminates, the advisor is required to repay the unamortized balance of the note. 
At September 30, 2017 and 2016 National Forgivable loans totaled $1.6 million and $1.7 million, respectively.
National provides an allowance for doubtful accounts on the notes based on historical collection experience and continually evaluates the receivables for collectability and possible write-offs where a loss is deemed probable. As of September 30, 2017, and 2016, no allowance for doubtful accounts was required.
There were no unamortized forgivable loans outstanding at September 30, 2017 and 2016 attributable to registered representatives who ended their affiliation with National’s subsidiaries prior to the fulfillment of their obligation.