Negative Pledge

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Definition: Negative Pledge

Negative Pledge

Quick Summary of Negative Pledge

A Negative pledge is a provision in a contract which prohibits a party to the contract from creating any security interests over certain property specified in the provision.

What is the dictionary definition of Negative Pledge?

Dictionary Definition

This is a covenant in a loan agreement in which a borrower promises that no secured borrowings are to be made during the lifetime of the loan or that they will ensure that the loan is secured equally and rate-ably with any new borrowings as explicitly defined.

Full Definition of Negative Pledge

A type of loan or loan condition in which the borrower agrees with the lender not to allow any other lender or creditor to rank ahead for payment in the event of a liquidation. Such a loan is unsecured (ie. not backed by a charge over specific assets).

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Negative Pledge. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 09, 2023).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Negative Pledge are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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