creditworthy

adjective

cred·​it·​wor·​thy ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce creditworthy (audio)
: financially sound enough to justify the extension of credit
creditworthiness noun

Examples of creditworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most creditworthy companies in existence can't borrower with margins of less than 2%. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 16 Nov. 2023 In other words, you’re still seen as highly creditworthy. Bryan Mena, CNN, 2 Aug. 2023 But much of the controversy focused on the winners and the losers of the pricing updates — and not the fact that the most creditworthy borrowers with large down payments would still pay much less. Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times, 8 May 2023 Yes, a creditworthy outfit like DoubleLine gets to borrow for cheap, but its costs are still ultimately tied to short-term rates. Brett Owens, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Banks, therefore, should naturally serve as a shock absorber by dispensing liquidity to creditworthy businesses under stress. Justin Muzinich, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 In 2011, after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S. following an earlier debt ceiling showdown, investors began demanding higher interest rates to compensate for the risk of lending to a less creditworthy borrower. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 27 May 2023 Because they are backed by the government, these securities are viewed as less risky than other investments and considered to be as creditworthy as the US government. Anna Bahney, CNN, 26 May 2023 At the same time, according to the Pew Research Center, there are more immigrants in America than in any other country — meaning there is already a vast market full of creditworthy customers who need financial products that meet their needs and wants. Sergey Mosunov, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of creditworthy was in 1840

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“Creditworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creditworthy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

creditworthy

adjective
cred·​it·​wor·​thy ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce creditworthy (audio)
: likely to be able to repay loans or consumer credit
creditworthiness noun
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