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English definition of “collateral deflation”

collateral deflation

noun [U]
 
 
(also debt deflation) FINANCE
a situation in which collateral becomes less valuable: The most dangerous deflation is collateral deflation where the value of the collateral underlying the financial system plunges and destroys the net worth of the banking system.
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