While a negative promise is not a security tool, it can be useful in the appropriate context, provided a lender recognizes its limitations. Among the advantages of a negative promise is its flexibility and the ease with which it can be included in any financing agreement. Contrary to the interest of security, it is not necessary to respect local laws regarding form, content or presentation/recording. The disadvantages of a negative promise arise from the fact that it is not a security interest or a recognized pledge. While negative liabilities have not worked well in litigation against third parties (they still constitute a violation of contractual rights against the debtor himself), lenders use them as a means of tarnishing the ownership of assets and, normally, a serious lender or buyer would not enter into a transaction with a debtor/seller who, for fear of a possible lengthy litigation, shares it against a known negative. If a negative promise is to be used, a key factor is the knowledge of the third party. In order to offer the best chance of success against a subsequent third party, the existence of negative collateral should be published by filing/registering a notification of the existence of negative collateral at the UCC filing offices responsible for negative personal property commitments and in applicable land records for negative pledges of real estate. However, as noted above, such a registration also does not guarantee the success of the warranty in relation to subsequent third parties. A negative deposit clause also limits the likelihood that a particular asset will be mortgaged more than once, which prevents conflicts in which the lender is entitled to the asset when the borrower is late in payment. Banks traditionally use a device known as a « negative pledge » in credit documents. The negative pledge is an agreement in which a lender-pledgor promises a lender not to place a pledge right on The land of Pledgor. Negative liability is most often used as one of the standard provisions of a loan agreement or other loan document, such as a Covenant Negative Pledge or a separate agreement on a particular property owned by a borrower or guarantor (« specific negative NDF »). When Redding fell behind, the bank then closed the stock.

In order to free up the guarantees and continue the operation, the Mudges were forced to obtain an availability credit in favour of the bank. The bank then withdrew the letter of credit and the Mudges sued the bank for unlawful interference in the negative deposit contract. The bank was liable in Wyoming because it knew that its borrower was violating a negative deposit agreement and that the bank supported and supported the breach of contract. A double negative commitment is an agreement whereby a borrower agrees that he is waiving assets from another existing or potential lender (negative commitment) and that he is not offering a non-commitment agreement (negative double commitment) to any current or potential lender. The dual negative commitment keeps the assets free and clear and positions the financial institution that holds such an agreement, with the possibility of obtaining a pawn position (only if the borrower is granted), a deterioration in the borrower`s financial situation should justify it. A double negative promise does not give the lender any guarantees. The negative mortgage clause reduces the risk to bondholders by limiting the activities in which the issuer may participate.