The convenience for the borrower is being able to borrow additional funds against the property without having to go through the registration process all over again. However, if a borrower wants to switch lenders at the end of a term, they would have to go through the process of registration all over again if the new lender will not accept the transfer. If the collateral charge also provides security for other debts to that first lender, you will have to satisfy those in full before that lender will transfer the charge or take that charge off the title.
Many of the Big Banks are issuing more Collateral mortgage, but they can restrict a property owner. Lenders always have to approve the additional funding. If they give a property owner a collateral mortgage and their situation negatively changes, it can be a cause for big problems. For example, if the income goes down, a property owner can end up in trouble and will be unable to access the equity in the property. For a lender, it provides a more options. Should a property owner default, a lender can proceed under the civil enforcement act and register a writ or opt for the standard foreclosure process.
At Amansad Financial, a collateral charge may be registered on a case-by-case basis to ensure an investors risk is minimized. At Amansad Financial, we look to ensure our investors feel safe with each investment opportunity.