creditworthy

adjective
cred·​it·​wor·​thy | \ ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of creditworthy

: financially sound enough to justify the extension of credit

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Other Words from creditworthy

creditworthiness noun

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On the revenue side, half the improvement came from a gain on the sale of an asset and accounting gains that stem from Deutsche itself becoming less creditworthy. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Another Deutsche Bank Profit Warning, but This Time It’s Good," 16 July 2018 Borrowers are getting slightly more creditworthy, with average credit scores in this year’s securitization pools rising to 588 from 577 last year, according to a Fitch Ratings report from August. Ben Eisen, WSJ, "Investors Rev Up the Risk in Subprime Auto Deals," 1 Dec. 2018 Whatever the truth of Mr. Kavanaugh’s teenage behavior, this is not a creditworthy exercise in advise and consent. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Sen. Feinstein, Clean Up Your Mess," 25 Sep. 2018 Rewards programs, one of the biggest costs for large card issuers chasing creditworthy customers, are rare. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "Fintech Crowd Dives Into Subprime Credit-Card Lending," 13 Aug. 2018 The least creditworthy companies have benefited from low benchmark yields, but if easy money disappears and borrowing costs rise, servicing debt would become more expensive. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "How 3% Treasury yields could reshape the investing landscape," 23 Apr. 2018 Investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowing lenders to say yes to creditworthy buyers with DTIs as high as 50 percent — up from the previous 45 percent limit. Kenneth R. Harney, miamiherald, "Homebuyers can reap bargains thanks to growing lender competition," 4 June 2018 On average, black, Hispanic and Asian-American customers paid from $200 to more than $300 more for auto loans than did whites who were equally creditworthy, federal officials charged. Renae Merle, chicagotribune.com, "Senate poised to roll back watchdog effort to prevent auto-lending discrimination," 18 Apr. 2018 On average, black, Latino and Asian American customers paid from $200 to more than $300 more for auto loans than did white customers who were equally creditworthy, federal officials alleged. Washington Post, latimes.com, "Senate poised to kill CFPB effort to prevent racial discrimination in auto loan market," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of creditworthy

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creditworthy was in 1840

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creditworthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of creditworthy

: considered able to repay borrowed money

creditworthy

adjective
cred·​it·​wor·​thy | \ ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Legal Definition of creditworthy

: likely to be able to repay loans or consumer credit

Other Words from creditworthy

creditworthiness noun

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