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Providing some collateral afterwards (5)

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I believe the answer is:

later

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'providing some collateral afterwards' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'some collateral afterwards' is the wordplay.
'some' says the answer is hidden in the clue (some of the parts of the word are used).
'LATER' is hidden in the letters of 'collateral afterwards'.

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(Other definitions for later that I've seen before include "there's more behind" , "bye" , "after an interval" , "Not just yet" , "Following" .)

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