About financing statements

A few things you should know before you start

Registering on the PPSR can help protect your financial interest in goods or assets sold on terms, leased or hired out, or accepted as security for a loan.

A financing statement supports an individual’s or organisation’s legal claim to goods, in the event that a debtor (buyer or borrower) is unable to meet their financial obligations.

If you're a secured party, to register a financing statement on the PPSR you must provide the following information:

  • the term of the financing statement
  • debtor details
  • collateral details
  • secured party details.

Each financing statement is assigned a unique registration number. A financing statement PIN, debtor PIN and verification statement are also generated, and emailed to the secured parties and the user who has registered the statement.

Notifications of any subsequent changes to the financing statement are also sent to the secured parties and the registering party.

The secured party is responsible for keeping the information in the financing statement up to date.

All help topics

Getting started on the PPSR 8 guides

To register or search on the PPSR, you or your organisation must have an online services account. Find out more about the register, how to log in, set up your account, and create a secured party group.

Managing your online services account 6 guides

Your PPSR online services account allows you to update and manage your personal and organisation information, including contact and payment details, and passwords.

Searching the PPSR 9 guides

Information for debtors and consumers 5 guides

If you’re buying valuable used goods, or have bought something on hire purchase, leased property, or taken out a loan, you should know how the PPSR works, and how it can help you.

Paying PPSR fees 2 guides

Find out the fees for the online services you use on the PPSR, and your payment options.