Financing Statement

DEFINITION of 'Financing Statement'

A written document outlining the financing agreement between the lender and the borrower. It pertains specifically to the collateral taken from the borrower. It is filed under the Uniform Commercial Code and its primary use is to lay claim on the property and inform other creditors of that claim.

BREAKING DOWN 'Financing Statement'

The financing statement must include the names and addresses of both involved parties, include a signature of the borrower and include the details of the collateral.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Creditor

    An entity (person or institution) that extends credit by giving ...
  2. Collateral

    Property or other assets that a borrower offers a lender to secure ...
  3. Secured Debt

    Debt backed or secured by collateral to reduce the risk associated ...
  4. Net Borrower

    An entity that borrows more than it saves or lends out. A net ...
  5. Debtor

    A company or individual who owes money. If the debt is in the ...
  6. Financing

    The act of providing funds for business activities, making purchases ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Promissory Notes: Not Your Average IOU

    These may be a handy way to borrow money, but this convenience does not come without risk.
  2. Markets

    What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  3. Insurance

    Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  4. Markets

    Introduction To Fundamental Analysis

    Learn this easy-to-understand technique of analyzing a company's financial statements and reports.
  5. Credit & Loans

    New Rules May Make It Easier to Get a Mortgage

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come to terms with lenders on how to solve mortgage disputes. This could be good news for people with lower credit ratings.
  6. Stock Analysis

    3 Risks Emerging Markets Debt Faces in 2016

    Learn about the major risks for emerging market debt in 2016. Discover how low interest rate policies by central banks fueled the growth of debt globally.
  7. Retirement

    Best Mortgage Companies Friendly to Retirees

    If you’re no longer in the workforce and need a loan to buy a home, which companies are the most welcoming? Plus, good news about qualifying for a loan.
  8. Credit & Loans

    Don't Get Overcharged for Your Mortgage

    Don't pay more for a mortgage than necessary. Here’s a quick look at the different categories and how to be sure you're getting the best deal.
  9. Credit & Loans

    What is an Alt-A Mortgage?

    Called "liar loans" for their low documentation requirements, Alt-A mortgages were hot until the subprime crisis. Now Wall Street wants to bring them back.
  10. Credit & Loans

    A FICO-free Loan? See SoFi's Super Bowl Ad

    Non-bank lender SoFi will air its first TV ad during Super Bowl 50. Here's how it's challenging big banks by providing an alternative approach to loans.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What does it mean when advertisers say that "financing is available"? Should I trust ...

    When an advertisement says "financing", it means that the seller is going to give you a loan on an item that you purchase. ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What do people mean when they say debt is a relatively cheaper form of finance than ...

    In this case, the "cost" being referred to is the measurable cost of obtaining capital. With debt, this is the interest expense ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Can personal loans be transferred to another person?

    Personal loans cannot be transferred to another person, because these loans are determined based on your unique credit score ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Are personal loans considered income?

    Personal loans are not considered income for the borrower unless the loan is forgiven. In other words, you cannot be taxed ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Can personal loans be included in bankruptcy?

    Personal loans from friends, family and employers fall under common categories of debt that can be discharged in the case ... Read Full Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  2. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
  3. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  4. Super Bowl Indicator

    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
  5. Flight To Quality

    The action of investors moving their capital away from riskier investments to the safest possible investment vehicles. This ...
Trading Center