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DEFINITION of 'B/C Loan'

A classification of loans associated with the borrowers that have tainted or limited credit histories. Generally, B/C refers to any loan that is classified as subprime, or a "B" or "C" class loan.

Within the subprime sector borrowers are graded according to their credit history. Different lenders have different grading systems based on different credit requirements. One subprime lender might have a grading system with classifications designated as A to C minus, while another subprime lender might have a grading system with classifications designated as Premium to C which all fall within the subprime sector.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'B/C Loan'

Because of the credit risk associated with subprime lending, B/C loan usually have higher costs and interest rates than prime loans. B/C loans are important financing vehicles for consumers with less than optimal credit histories because they provide an opportunity for such consumers to repair/improve their credit to the point where they can obtain more favorable future financing terms.

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