Definition of subordinated debt in English:

subordinated debt

noun

Finance
  • A debt owed to an unsecured creditor that can only be paid, in the event of a liquidation, after the claims of secured creditors have been met.

    • ‘The company also won a 30 million euro waiver on some of its subordinated debt.’
    • ‘The tier-II capitalisation route is not attractive because securities are treated as subordinated debts as long as the maturity period does not exceed five years.’
    • ‘There could be a couple of different debt tiers, maybe using some kind of subordinated debt.’
    • ‘Certain transaction types are also a good fit for subordinated debt, including management buy-outs and acquisitions.’
    • ‘It is noteworthy that neither the Insolvency Act 1986 nor the Insolvency Rules contain any provision to deal specifically with the treatment of subordinated debts.’

Pronunciation:

subordinated debt

/səˌbôrdnˌādid ˈdet/