non·​per·​form·​ing ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce nonperforming (audio)
: not producing the expected return
nonperforming loans
nonperforming assets

Examples of nonperforming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, Crédito Real said that its collections remained stable through 2021, with a nonperforming loan ratio of 2% to 3%. Alexander Saeedy, WSJ, 13 June 2022 As part of the package, the commission is also trying to develop a secondary market for bad loans and to unify insolvency rules across the continent, both key to helping banks find buyers for their nonperforming assets. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 With the country’s economy slowing sharply, an accumulation of nonperforming loans could become a bigger headache. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2020 Credit rating agency Moody's said that this is the highest ratio of nonperforming exposures (NPEs) in its global rating universe. Stelios Bouras, Fortune, 26 Feb. 2020 In the past few years global investment firms have invested more than $3 billion in nonperforming Chinese commercial loans, estimates PricewaterhouseCoopers. WSJ, 21 Jan. 2020 No surprise that the ratio of nonperforming loans for midsize Indian firms has shot up from 13% at the end of 2015 to 17.5%, compounding the misery for lenders. Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2019 Investors inside and outside the country have long worried that China’s banking system has more nonperforming loans than banks disclose. WSJ, 26 June 2019 Bank OZK’s ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.23% as of Sept. 30, up from 0.15% as of June 30. Allison Prang, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonperforming was in 1975

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“Nonperforming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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