Security Interest


Security Interest
A legal claim on collateral that has been pledged, usually to obtain a loan. The borrower provides the lender with a security interest on certain securities/assets which can be repossessed in the event that timely obligation payments are not met.

In the event that the lender fails to uphold a proper debt repayment schedule, the holder of the security interest takes possession and is able to sell the underlying collateral. In the event of bankruptcy secured lenders have precedence over unsecured lenders.


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  • security interest — Term used to describe an interest in personal property ( collateral) owned by a debtor. American Banker Glossary The creditor s right to take property or a portion of property offered as security. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • security interest — noun any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation • Hypernyms: ↑interest, ↑stake • Hyponyms: ↑pledge, ↑mortgage, ↑conditional sale, ↑collateral, ↑lien …   Useful english dictionary

  • security interest — noun Date: 1951 the rights that a creditor has in the personal property of a debtor that secures an obligation ; lien …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • security interest — noun The right of a lender to take possession of collateral offered to secure the loan …   Wiktionary


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