Credit & Debt Definitions A - M

Investopedia's term guide to credit and debt will help you understand the vocabulary around how to manage your finances.

Explore Definitions A - M

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Confirmed Letter of Credit: Definition, Example, Vs. Unconfirmed
Back-End Ratio: Definition, Calculation Formula, Vs. Front End
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Credit Application: Definition, Process, Required Information
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Address Verification Service (AVS): Definition, Uses, Example
Credit Reporting Agency
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Closed-End Credit
An approved credit application
What Is a Credit Agreement? Definition, How It Works, Example
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What Is Credit Scoring? Purpose, Factors, and Role In Lending
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What Is a Credit History? Impact on Scores and Credit Report
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Adverse Credit History Defined
Bank the smart way
Credit Control: Understanding Its Guiding Factors & Policies
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Credit Quality
Authorized Transaction
Bad Credit
Bad Credit: What You Need to Know
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What Is Consumer Credit? Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages
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Credit Reference
Account Inquiry
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Account History
Credit Inquiry
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Clean-Up Requirement
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Credit Mix
Consumer Credit File
Available Credit
Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH)
Balance-To-Limit Ratio
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Credit Agency
Collection-Proof
Baycorp Advantage
Adequate Notice
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Adjustment Bureau
Country Club Billing