Part II Description of Interests, 7 Financing Devices Involving the Transfer or Retention of Title
Hugh Beale, Michael Bridge, Louise Gullifer, Eva Lomnicka
- Credit — Guarantees and security
This chapter discusses financing devices that, although performing an equivalent function to security interests, are not generally considered ‘security’ under English law. These devices fall into two main categories: those involving the retention and those involving the transfer of title. Such financing devices are often called ‘quasi-security’ interests, to acknowledge that their economic function, in ‘securing’ the performance of obligations, is the same as that of true ‘security’. The chapter also considers the characteristics that they normally display, dividing up the discussion by the nature of the collateral involved: goods, investment products, and receivables.