If you have been through the waters of bankruptcy and are currently in the process of working out a new way to manage your finances, then you may be looking at taking out a subordinated loan. This type of loan is different from other types of personal loans in that you do not have to make monthly payments to the company that you are borrowing from. Instead, your money will go directly to paying off the loan once you have completed paying the monthly installments. So how exactly are subordinated loans structured? There are actually several methods that these loans utilize, but all of them basically work in the same way.
Essentially, a subordinated loan is simply a loan that pays off another loan, this time a senior debt. In personal finance terms, senior debts are any loans that have been outstanding for a long period of time. While this may sound like bad news for the person who has the debts, they can actually benefit from a subordinate bond. First of all, since you are technically not making payments to the company with whom you are borrowing money, you will have more discretionary income. After all, once you have paid off the senior debt, the company will only need to pay you a small amount to start the process.
The other aspect of subordinated loans is the fact that the interest rates on these types of loans are often a lot lower than the rates on most types of loans. This is because a secondary loan does not represent any equity in the lending company. What it does represent is a way for the lender to protect its investment. Usually this means that the lender will charge a much higher interest rate on the loan than on a primary loan. While this higher interest rate is normally applied to the subordinated loan, there are some exceptions. These include when a company decides to add the loan to its senior debt and only paying out the interest on the loan, or when the company is simply refinancing and receives a lower interest rate than the rate on a primary loan.
What is also important to remember about subordinated bonds is that they will not affect your ability to discharge your debts in bankruptcy. A primary loan will be discharged in bankruptcy if the company that is providing the financing declares that it has no assets that could potentially be used to repay the debt. A subordinated bond will not do this. Because the borrower has already repaid the primary debt, and probably the second mortgage, and probably the credit card, the creditor is under no obligation to repay the secondary debt.
However, there are situations where a subordination agreement may make sense. For example, if your company owns several different properties, all of which are similar in size and tax burden, the company could put all of them into one large loan. While the first mortgage and any other liens would go first, the interest rate on the secondary property would be lower than the interest rate on the first mortgage and any other assets. This is an excellent situation for borrowers, but it is not one where the company can just choose to take all of the debt and then declare bankruptcy. You should be sure to understand all of the details of the arrangement before entering into it.
In many cases, however, you will be better off with the subordination agreement. Here, the company that provides the first mortgage will have the option of selling the property in order to raise the necessary funds. In many cases, the second mortgage is a huge risk because of how shaky the housing market is. If the housing market collapses, the borrower could lose his entire investment in the property. In order to prevent this from happening, the company will often use the proceeds from the sale of the primary loan to payoff the secondary loan. While it will initially be higher, the secondary loan will end up being less risky and therefore better for the investor.
It should also be noted that if the company does not own the property but has access to it through an asset, the subordinated debt will be considered third party debt. This means that the bank will take responsibility for the debts of the borrower. Because the interest rates on such debts are usually much higher than the rates on primary debt, the bank can benefit by collecting much more interest from the debtor. The bank may even charge a higher interest rate than the debt accrued with the first mortgage. This is why the subordinated loan will be a lower interest loan than the primary mortgage itself.
When you work with a qualified and experienced financial institution, the results can be tremendous. However, there are some risks to the arrangement as well. One risk is that the financial institution will sell the home without the client knowing about it. Another risk is that the customer may be tricked into signing a document that does not legally release the bank from their responsibilities to the debtor. A properly drafted and executed subordinated loan and/or HELOC will protect the client’s interest, but only if the terms are properly explained and fully understood.