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Pledged Asset

An asset that a borrower transfers to the possession of a lender as collateral for a loan. The borrower maintains ownership and all associated rights of the pledged asset. When the loan is repaid, the lender transfers possession back to the borrower. The pledged asset reduces the risk to the lender that the borrower will default, therefore possibly qualifying the borrower for some benefit, such as a lower interest rate. When buying a house, some mortgage borrowers will pledge an asset, such as stock, to the lender to qualify for a lower down payment. See also: Secured loan.

pledged asset

An asset used as security for a loan.
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At Charles Schwab Bank we strive to provide the highest level of service and products for our clients, and the Pledged Asset Mortgage is another example of how we are working towards a more integrated service model," said Musci.
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15x and a minimum ratio of pledged assets to secured debt of 1.
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