COLLATERALIZE Definition

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COLLATERALIZE is to pledge property as security (collateral) for a debt.

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WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY is an entity whose parent owns virtually 100% of its common stock.

LETTER OF CREDIT (LOC) is a legal document issued by a buyer's bank that upon presentation of required documents payment would be made. Usually confirmed by the sellers bank, protection is given to the seller that payment will be made if the goods are shipped correctly, and protection is given to the buyer that the goods will be shipped before payment is made.

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