Pass-Through Security

Business / Taxes / Pass-Through Security: When a corporation or government agency buys loans from lenders to pool and package as securities for resale to investors, the products may be pass-through securities. That means regular payments of interest and return of principal that borrowers make on the original loans are funneled, or passed through, to the investors. Unlike standard bonds, whose principal is repaid at maturity, the principal of a pass-through security is repaid over the life of the debt. The best known pass-throughs are the mortgage-backed bonds offered by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae. However, you can also buy pass-through securities backed by car loans, credit card debt, and other types of borrowing. Those are known as asset-backed securities.

Other Words for Security

Security Verb Synonyms: safety, shelter, protection, fastness, refuge, safe keeping, sanctuary, asylum
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Pass-Through Securities

Business / Finance / Pass-Through Securities: A pool of fixed income securities backed by a package of assets (i.e., mortgages) where the holder receives the principal and interest payments. Related: Mortgage pass-through security MORE

Security Agreement

Business / Real Estate / Security Agreement: Security interests in chattels (personal property) are created by an instrument known as a security agreement. To give notice of a security interest, a financing statement must be recorded. MORE

Security

Business / Finance / Security: Piece of paper that proves ownership of stocks, bonds, and other investments. MORE

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