PMSI (purchase money security interest)

A PMSI is a security interest in collateral created by a seller who secures the obligation to pay the purchase price, or a person who provides the value to purchase the personal property. A PMSI can also be the interest of a lessor or bailor under a PPS lease or the interest of a consignor who delivers property under a commercial consignment. Section 14 of the PPS Act provides the full definition of this term.