In July 2013 the Malawi Parliament passed a Personal Property Security Act modelled on the New Zealand Personal Property Securities Act and with the help of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions.

The Report which led to the reforms can be read here:

Getting Credit in Malawi – May 21 2010

Malawi now has a Personal Property Security Registry which can be found here:


M Dubovec and C Kambili, Using the UNCITRAL Legislative  Guide as a tool for a secured transaction reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Malawi (2013) 30 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 163

M Dubovec and C Kambili, A guide to the Personal Property Security Act: The case of Malawi (Pretoria University Law Press PULP, 2015) Book available for free download.

Last Checked August 2020

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