creditworthy

adjective
cred·​it·​wor·​thy | \ ˈkre-dit-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce creditworthy (audio) \

Definition of creditworthy

: financially sound enough to justify the extension of credit

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Other Words from creditworthy

creditworthiness noun

Examples of creditworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is partly because longer duration loans tend to go to less creditworthy borrowers, according to Moody’s. WSJ, 16 July 2021 The deal will give Altus access to CBRE’s clients, and the real-estate firm might have useful insights as to whether or not certain types of clients are creditworthy. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 13 July 2021 Many of these consumers are creditworthy and can be qualified through alternative data sources. Sanjoy Malik, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Industry groups and consumer advocates say that method tended to inflate a borrower’s debt-to-income ratio and disqualify otherwise creditworthy borrowers from FHA loans. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, 18 June 2021 Yields on junk bonds, a measure of borrowing rates for the least creditworthy companies, are hovering below 4 percent, an all-time low. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 15 June 2021 New Mexico’s small-business recovery loans are repaid at half the prime rate of interest that commercial banks charge their most creditworthy customers, with zero interest accrued during the first year. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 McBride also points out that unlike the 2006-2008 period, lending standards have greatly tightened and banks are now only lending to the most creditworthy mortgage customers, suggesting a price crash is probably not in the cards. Palash Ghosh, Forbes, 4 May 2021 For starters, the buyers are creditworthy and there’s epic supply shortfall of new homes. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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26 Sep 2021

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“Creditworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creditworthy. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce creditworthy (audio) \

Legal Definition of creditworthy

: likely to be able to repay loans or consumer credit

Other Words from creditworthy

creditworthiness noun

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