Asset-based borrowing is when a business owner uses an asset they own to secure a loan. The asset can be either a personal asset like the family home, or a business asset like a truck or piece of equipment.
The vast majority of lenders, including the big banks, tend to secure loans against an asset. If you have trouble paying back the loan then your asset may be sold by the lender. In essence it’s a way of securing new financing by using the value of what you already have.