Debenture agreements, or debenture contracts, are issued by governments worldwide as notes that express some degree of financial obligation. These agreements express a financial obligation on the part of the issuing government.
Features of Debentures Agreements
Debentures agreements have a number of essential characteristics. There is not collateral in a debenture agreement meaning that the holder is not required to secure the debenture against his own property.
A debenture agreement is typically supported by an indenture. Returns from the debenture contracts may vary. These variations are subject to the issuer of the agreement.
Debentures Agreements in Corporate Sector
The debentures in the corporate world involve neither mortgages nor exchanges of properties and assets. The entire transaction is based on trust between the parties.
Nature of Debentures Agreements
Debenture agreements have a long term period. The rate of interest that is offered the holder of the bond remains the same throughout the duration of the agreement. Debenture agreements are known as fixed income securities.
Providers of Debentures Agreements
The major providers of the debenture agreements are business enterprises. Any business enterprise, regardless of its size, may deal in these agreements.
Important Aspects of Debentures Agreements
The most important aspect of a debenture agreement is the fact that the general credit of the issuer is the only thing that is attached to it. The properties of the issuer are not a part of the agreement. The credibility or the reputation of the issuer is an important aspect of an agreement.
|Debenture Agreements||Definition of Debenture|
|Bank Debenture||Discount Rate|
|Convertible Debenture||Debenture Exchangeable|
|Corporate Debenture||Government Debenture|
|Corporation Debenture||Debenture Holder|
|Debenture Rate||Subordinated Debenture|
Last Updated on : 9th July 2013