Fleysher Law Blog

Beware of Cross-Collateralization when dealing with Credit Unions

A cross-collateralization clause makes the collateral that secures the car loan (the car) serve as collateral for all loans the credit union has made or will make to you. This transforms any unsecured debts that you have with that credit union (i.e., a credit card) into secured debt. It is often the case that the debtor has no idea that this cross-collateralization exists until after default or during bankruptcy.

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