Confirmed Letter Of Credit


DEFINITION of 'Confirmed Letter Of Credit'

A second guarantee, in addition to a letter of credit, that commits to payment of the letter of credit. A confirmed letter of credit is typically used when the issuing bank of the letter of credit may have questionable creditworthiness and the seller seeks to get a second guarantee to assure payment.

BREAKING DOWN 'Confirmed Letter Of Credit'

A letter of credit is a document issued by a bank that allows the holder of the letter to draw the funds as stated on the letter from the issuing bank. In contrast to a confirmed letter of credit, if the seller does not seek the second guarantee, the document would be called a unconfirmed letter of credit.

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  3. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

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