Cross Collateralisation

From Open Risk Manual


Cross Collateralisation is the use of Collateral to collateralize multiple outstanding loans within a group of Related Counterparties

Cross collateralisation forms a collection of crossed loans that is secured by collateral owned by the related borrowing entities, thereby supporting the aggregate loan amount. Ceteris paribus, a pool portfolio of assets will exhibit less volatility and hence provide better Credit Risk Mitigation.


Cross collateralisation is found, e.g. in Securitisation transactions, in particular involving real estate assets.

Issues and Challenges

  • The legal enforceability of cross collateralisation, in particular if the legal entities involved span different jurisdictions

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