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This article has been written by Shabbir Ahmed, pursuing a Diploma in Advanced Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from LawSikho. It has been edited by Prashant Baviskar (Associate, LawSikho) and Smriti Katiyar (Associate, LawSikho).


Many customers have Stocks and ETFs in their area, however they will have limited cash limits, as a result of which they may lose business opportunities. In such cases, they can promise their shares / ETFs with collateral gains, which you will receive as a haircut. Guaranteed margins for example securities margins may be used to exchange Equity Intraday, futures and writing options. The collateral margin will be converted to a value difference in protection at the end of each exchange day, which can be kept in the Console under Portfolio Holdings.

The amount of collateral obtained will be deducted from the previous closing costs of the securities after the haircut and included in the total amount available to Kite. The securities margin is displayed independently on the Kite Bags tab, under the collateral heading. The exchange stipulates that in F&O positions overnight, half of the gains need to come compulsory in real money and the remaining half can be collateral. If you do not have enough money, your account will be equal and there will be a deferred premium, a 0.05% charge per day corresponding to the amount of the charge. Find out more about deferred interest charges.

Therefore, if you are taking positions that require  Rs 1 lakh margin, you will need Rs 50,000 in real money regardless of the size of the mortgage margin. If you expect that you do not have the Rs 50,000, anything you are missing will be the balance of the daily fee, and the deferred interest charges (interest) will be useful for that amount. If it is not a major problem, note that the collateral varies depending on the cost of the collateral.

The pledge here refers to the act by which the borrower (mortgage) uses the collateral as collateral to obtain the proceeds or withdraws from the bank (collateral). At the end of the day, it is a helpful market action in which the securities are temporarily transferred from the mortgage/debt account to the mortgage/debt account in order to support the bond office as a form of collateral. At the point where the collateral is promised, the collateral/debtor goes along with the ownership of the pledge shares; but the debtor does not have full ownership or title to the promised securities unless the default occurs.

Pledge defined

A type of bail in which goods are stored to the borrower as collateral for debt repayment or contract satisfaction. There are two parties associated with the collateral contract, for example the business owner, the person promising the property and Pawnee, the person who approves the loan early against the collateral. Property title rests with Pawnor, however, property ownership extends to Pawnee. Storage of goods and creditors is a prerequisite for collateral. It can be the real or significant ownership of the goods. It is the duty of the Pawnee Worker, not to use the consumer’s goods and to consider the promised items. Due to the frustration of the borrower’s payment, the lender has the option to sell the mortgaged service to repay the loan amount.

Definition of Hypothecation

Hypothecation refers to a financial game system in which the borrower receives cash against the security of the asset. Here goods are referred to as portable goods. In business terms, the theory is seen as a charge made on the utility (usually inventories, creditors, etc.) to pay off debt to various providers, banks, and organizations. In this game plan, the service is not delivered to the lenders currently held by the borrower until it fails to repay the loan. So service ownership has a place with the debtor in particular. There are two sides to thinking, where the hypothecator is the borrower and the hypothecatee is the borrower. The right of the two parties is subject to an agreement agreed upon between them. In the event that the hypothecator neglects to pay the amount, first and foremost, the hypothecatee needs to take ownership of the assets under consideration. From then on, he could sell them to change the value of his debt.


A secure loan means a loan secured by an asset that has a value equal to or greater than the amount of the loan. Where a borrower is unable to repay a loan, the lender may sell the property and use the repayment to repay the loan. The point at which an asset is provided as insurance to obtain a liability, is classified as Payment Creation. There are several types of money-making. The most commonly used forms of billing are Pledge, Hypothecation and Mortgage. Although these terms are used interchangeably, there are various meanings associated with these terms. The differences and uses of these terms are recorded in the table below.

Investors may be able to obtain a mortgage on a guaranteed/considered deposit account for the benefit of a loan/credit facility. Bonds require that both the borrower (pledgor) and the borrower (collateral) have Demat Accounts.

Pledge/Hypothecation Creation

1. The account owner/pledgor needs to submit a first-order bond/guess request indicating the make / swear option on the collateral / fraudulent form.

2. The collateral is required to indicate that, the identification number, the date of the closing of the collateral/myth, the particulars of the collateral, and the particulars of the securities to be secured.

3. The account holder needs to have enough free balance of securities in his or her account before creating a bond/myth.

4. Upon receipt of the pledge creation form, a financial institute as DP (Depository Receipt) will enter the application details into the system and issue a bail/fraud order number regarding the application. The request number created thus is passed to the account holder/pledgor.

5. The promised securities are moved from ‘free balance’ to ‘promised balance account’. Therefore, promised securities will not be available for collateral for other purposes.

6. The collateral / fraudulent details are forwarded to the security DP for confirmation.

7. The security DP on receipt of the collateral/speculation request, notify the pledge holder.

8. The security needs to submit an order to its DP to accept/reject a promise/promise request by displaying the ‘confirmation/promise’ option on the bail/fraud form.

9. Approval/rejection of the promise/confirmation of the invention is informed electronically in the DP of pledgor.

10. Approval for the creation of a guarantee/consideration will appear in the system as “Promise”.

11. An application for security cannot be withdrawn once the application has been approved.

12. In the event that the Security Provider rejects the deposit / speculative request, the reason for the rejection appears in the system and the holding is refunded to the free balance/lock account.

Pledge/Hypothecation Closure

1. After the account holder/pledgor has repaid the loan to the mortgagee, the mortgagee needs to send the first order to close the pledge/guess by displaying the ‘close pledge/myth’ option on the pledge/fraud form.

2. Security is required to indicate the security/speculation number at the time of application for closure.

3. Financial institute as DP based on the input gets the confirmation details and enters the details of the closing request in the system and releases the application.

4. Details of the bail application/myth are transmitted electronically to the mortgage DP for confirmation.

5. Guarantee based on request received, accept/reject the request. On approval, the shares are released and transferred from the ‘Collateral Balance’ to the ‘free balance’ account.

6. The account owner/pledgor can now use the free balance and act according to his will.

Pledge/Hypothecation Invocation

1. The pledgee may use the promise/assumption based on the terms of the underlying agreement and the Provisional Terms and Conditions of the NSDL Business Rules and the SEBI Regulations.

2. The pledgee needs to submit an order to its DP to initiate an oath/request for assurance by displaying the ‘invoke the pledge/hypothecation’ option on the collateral/hypothecation form.

3. The claim is filed in the process by the DP of the pledgee and is immediately forwarded to the DP of the pledgee.

4. As a result of requesting collateral, securities are transferred from the collateral balance to the securities owner’s mortgage account. Information for the same trip to the mortgage DP and the collateral status is changed to “closed, requested”.

Key Differences Between Pledge and Hypothecation

1. A security is defined as a type of bail in which the sale is kept as security for a mortgage or mortgage. Hypothecation is not the same as collateral, where collateral can be brought to creditors.

2. The pledge is set out in section 172 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. Also, hypothecation is noted in Section 2 of the Protection and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and the Compulsory Interest Act, 2002.

3. In collateral, the ownership of the app is terminated, however, due to consideration, the ownership is in debt as it was.

4. The parties to the mortgage agreement are the owner (borrower) and Pawnee (borrower) although the parties are considered to be hypothecator (borrower) and hypothecatee (borrower).

5. In collateral, when a borrower fails to pay, the lender may exercise his right to provide the service in order to repay the loan amount. Alternatively, in hindsight, the lender does not own the product so he can record the suit in order to understand his contribution to take his property first and later arrange to cancel it.

Case laws

Union of India & Anr Vs CT. Senthilnathan & Anr [(1978) 48 Com Cas 640]

The Division Bench of the Madras High Court held :

“Hypothecation of goods is a concept which is not expressly provided in the law of contracts, but is accepted in the merchant law by long usage and practice. Hypothecation is not a pledge and there is no transfer of interest or property in the goods by the hypothecator to the hypothecatee. It only creates a notional and equitable charge in favour of the hypothecatee and the right of the hypothecatee is only to sue on the debt and proceed in execution against the hypothecated goods, if they are available. The only right, which the hypothecatee got under hypothecation, was a right to seek for the sale of the hypothecated goods after a money decree on the debt. This Madras High Court decision classifies the hypothecatee as unsecured creditor”.

M/s Tara Rerolling Mills & Five others v. Punjab National Bank [1998 (4) All India Banking Law Judgments 275]

The Madhya Pradesh High Court held :

That so far as hypothecation is concerned, the possession remains with the hypothecator but the hypothecatee has the right to get possession of the hypothecated property and sell it for realisation of the debt secured by way of hypothecation. The goods hypothecated to the Bank are covered under Section-176 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. There can be no distinction between “hypothecation” and “pledge” for application of Section 176 of the Contract Act.


Hypothecation is a course by which a borrower can raise funds by giving security (movable) as collateral and still will utilize it since the belonging stays with the borrower. This sort of loan is given by the bank/financer at a rate lower than the unstable loan as it gives the feeling that everything is good to the lender. The lender runs a danger as there might be examples where the borrower auctions the hypothecated resource without the information on the lender; but intermittent checks and appropriate provisions in this deed can give assurance generally to both, the borrower and the lender.


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