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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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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.

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