Delaware Secured Promissory Note Template

The Delaware Secured Promissory Note Template is a contractual document that is entered into by two parties (lender/borrower). The note serves to outline the various terms of a loan, and is “secured” because the borrower pledges collateral to the lender. If the borrower defaults on the note, the lender can legally take possession of the pledged assets in order to recoup the balance of the loan. These kinds of notes differ from unsecured ones, in that unsecured notes are not backed by collateral.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the template in .PDF or Word format.

Step 2 – Provide the following details:

  • Date (DD/M/YY format)
  • Name of borrower
  • Address of borrower
  • Name of lender
  • Address of lender
  • Principal sum of note
  • Interest rate (per annum)

 Step 3 – Payments – Select the applicable box that corresponds to the payment method that the borrower must adhere to:

  • No Installments
  • Installments (enter the installment amount)
  • Interest Only Payments

Step 4 – If “Installments” or “Interest Only” is chosen as the payment method then the following details must be provided:

  • Monthly payment date/amount
  • OR
  • Weekly payment date/amount

Step 5 – Due Date:

  • Fill in the date which the entire sum of the note is due (DD/M/YY).

Step 6 – Interest Due in Event of Default: This subsection details the interest rate that will be applied to the balance should the borrower default on the note.

  • Fill in the interest rate

Step 7 – Late Fees:

  • Enter the number of days the borrower will have (after the agreed payment date) to pay the weekly/monthly amount (before the lender will issue a late fee).
  • Enter the late fee amount

Step 8 – Acceleration:

  • Enter the number of days the borrower will have to cure a default. Should the borrower fail to cure the default within this time period the lender can demand the full balance of the note (due immediately).

Step 9 – Security:

  • Provide a description of the pledged collateral.

Step 10 – Signatures:

  • Fill in the date
  • Borrower’s name/signature
  • Lender’s name/signature
  • AND
  • Signatures of witnesses
  • Printed names of witnesses