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Updated August 5, 2020

What is Bank Credit?

Bank credit is an amount of funds that a person or business can borrow from a bank.

How Does Bank Credit Work?

All kinds of things can be bank credit: mortgages, credit card accounts and even overdraft lines. Added together, this is bank credit.

The cost and terms of bank credit varies, depending on whether there is collateral involved, what competing banks are offering, and of course the borrower's creditworthiness.

Why Does Bank Credit Matter?

Bank credit is a person's or business's total borrowing capacity in all forms with a bank. The quantity and cost of bank credit largely rests on the borrower's creditworthiness, though past relationships, current income and the use of funds are also factors.

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