Parity Bond

Parity Bond

A bond with an equal claim on some right as another bond. A new issue of a bond may be issued as a parity bond, which indicates that it carries the same rights as bonds already issued. For example, unsecured bonds are all parity bonds with respect to each other; this means that no one bond has a prior claim to a coupon over any other. However, all unsecured bonds are junior to any secured bonds, which are likewise parity bonds, with respect to other secured bonds. See also: Pari passu.
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The HRB resolution pledges to the parity bonds all the mortgages in the loan portfolio (other than those made or purchased from stand-alone bonds) consisting of multifamily (currently approximately 97%), single family (currently one loan), and group homes (currently approximately 3%) as well as the additional funds pledged under the legal provisions of the resolution.