secured and unsecured


secured and unsecured
Companies can issue a series of debentures or debenture stock, which essentially means secured loan stock. The instrument creates indebtedness owing by the company to the holder, usually carrying interest and maturing on a particular date when the principal amount is repaid. Debentures tend to be secured by a floating charge and/or a collection of fixed charges over the company's assets.

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