Debenture

Business / Real Estate / Debenture: A type of long-term bond or note given as evidence of debt. Unlike a mortgage note, a debenture is not secured by a specific property. Fannie Mae issues debentures to finance the acquisition of mortgages in the secondary mortgage market. If a borrower defaults on an FHA loan, the government gives interest-bearing debentures to the mortgagee after the title is transferred to FHA.

Debenture Stock

Business / Finance / Debenture Stock: An unsecured bond whose holder has the claim of a general creditor on all assets of the issuer not pledged specifically to secure other debt. Compare subordinated debenture bond and collateral trust b MORE

Debenture Bond

Business / Finance / Debenture Bond: Any debt obligation backed strictly by the borrower's integrity, e.g. an unsecured bond. A debenture is documented in an indenture. MORE

Consumer Debenture

Business / Finance / Consumer Debenture: Federal legislation establishing rules for the disclosure of the terms of a loan to protect borrowers. See: Truth in lending. MORE

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