Definition of Subordinated Bond

Financial Terms Beginning with S

What is a Subordinated Bond

A subordinated bond is an unsecured debt obligation that has a lower priority claim to the assets as compared to secured creditors or senior debt obligations.

In the event of a bankruptcy or company liquidation, subordinated debt can only be paid after the claims of secured creditors and senior debt obligations have been satisfied. A subordinated bond is also known as junior debt.

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