March 9 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc
* On 8 March, HSBC Finance Corp & HSBC Bank USA, N.A. completed sale of portfolio of US first lien residential mortgage loans
* "sellers have received cash consideration of us$3.396bn"
* "proceeds will be used to pay down long-term debt and for general corporate purposes"
* Disposal of loan portfolio is expected to generate a pre-tax gain on sale, after associated costs, of approximately us$150m. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: