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Definition of

credit availability


ease of borrowing the ease with which money can be borrowed at a given time

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  • Credit Ratings

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    The Standard & Poor’s rating scale is a simple and easy-to-understand shorthand for its credit opinions. A more detailed analysis is typically available from Standard & Poor’s, including the rationale behind the rating opinion. Investors are encouraged to read the detailed analysis carefully
    By David Wyss

  • Exporting Against Letters of Credit

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    Oftentimes, the advising bank is also the nominated bank, but it is also fairly common for letters of credit to state that they are “available with any bank.” This allows the seller to present documents to a bank of their own choosing. The nominated bank examines the documents and collects payment
    By Buddy Baker

  • Minimizing Credit Risk

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    When evaluating the credit default risk of a borrower, credit analysts look at the quality of the borrower, the ability of the borrower to satisfy the debt obligation, the level of seniority and the collateral available in a bankruptcy proceeding, and covenants. Credit risk transfer vehicles include
    By Frank J. Fabozzi

  • Managing Counterparty Credit Risk

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    Counterparty initiation refers to the first time a company wishes to enter a transaction with a proposed counterparty. The credit department typically reviews available public information, credit agency reports, and counterparty financials before agreeing to trade with the counterparty
    By David Shimko


Definitions of ’credit availability’ and meaning of ’credit availability’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’credit availability’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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