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The lender on a loan with collateral. When one has placed collateral on a loan, the lienholder has the right to take possession of the collateral in the event of default. One cannot sell the collateral until the loan is repaid.


A lienholder is the bank, finance company, credit union, other financial institution, or individual with whom you signed an agreement to borrow money using a particular asset, such as a car, as collateral.

As long as there is a balance due on the loan, the lienholder must be repaid before you are free to sell the asset.

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Instead, the court has reiterated that the application of this standard is qualified only by the caveats that it is unavailable to volunteers (3) and should be applied only to the extent that no prejudice to the rights of intervening lien holders results.