credit line


Definition of credit line 

2 : a line, note, or name that acknowledges the source of an item (such as a news dispatch or television program)

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If the full credit line were in use, Wells Fargo would stand to make 1.75 percentage points over the benchmark Libor rate., "Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA," 7 Mar. 2018 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has laid out a plan for growth, and is refusing the offer of a precautionary credit line, a financial safety net that would come with new austerity terms after years of belt-tightening. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe," 19 June 2018 In return for the credit line Mr Macri’s government has agreed to balance its budget by 2020 and record a fiscal surplus of 0.5% of GDP in 2021. The Economist, "Argentina’s central-bank president resigns," 15 June 2018 The peso’s slide halted after Argentina turned to the International Monetary Fund for a $50 billion credit line in June. Yeliz Candemir, WSJ, "Investors Dump Turkish Lira as They Turn Cold on Emerging Markets," 10 July 2018 There is a mention, too, of an unemployment-stabilisation fund to act as an emergency credit line for national unemployment-insurance schemes. The Economist, "France and Germany finally have a common position on euro-zone reform," 21 June 2018 President Mauricio Macri announced earlier this month that Argentina would start talks with the IMF and seek a credit line to finance his government. Fox News, "Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF help," 25 May 2018 The organization has won awards, earned UN recognition, and made news last year by securing a $1 billion credit line from China. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Akon wants to found a ‘real-life Wakanda’ based around his cryptocurrency AKoin," 20 June 2018 All credit lines, transaction data, statements and applicable rewards points will move to Associated Bank with customers’ accounts. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bank Mutual set to switch to Associated Bank this weekend," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of credit line

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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