Debt Instrument


Debt Instrument
A paper or electronic obligation that enables the issuing party to raise funds by promising to repay a lender in accordance with terms of a contract. Types of debt instruments include notes, bonds, certificates, mortgages, leases or other agreements between a lender and a borrower.

Debt instruments are a way for markets and participants to easily transfer the ownership of debt obligations from one party to another. Debt obligation transferability increases liquidity and gives creditors a means of trading debt obligations on the market. Without debt instruments acting as a means to facilitate trading, debt is an obligation from one party to another. When a debt instrument is used as a medium to facilitate debt trading, debt obligations can be moved from one party to another quickly and efficiently.


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  • debt instrument — noun A document evidencing a debt; the debt so evidenced …   Wiktionary

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  • debt instrument — document attesting to a debt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • debt instrument — Written promise to repay debt; e.g., promissory note, bill, bond, commercial paper …   Black's law dictionary

  • debt instrument — Written promise to repay debt; e.g., promissory note, bill, bond, commercial paper …   Black's law dictionary

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