Secured Debt

Definition

Debt that is connected to a specific piece of property the creditor can take back if there is a payment default.


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For prosomal property, this is known as a repossession. If the debt is secured by real property, like a house or land, it's called a foreclosure. The property is referred to as the "collateral" and the security interest the creditor holds is known as a "lien."

The most common types of secured debt are car loans and home mortgages.

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