Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having an acceptable credit rating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Deemed likely to repay debts
  • adj. Having an acceptable credit rating

Etymologies

credit +‎ -worthy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Taken together they are creditworthy, which is why the impending catastrophe was easily avoidable.

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  • After all, most of the lenders that are doing the slashing are relying on the credit scoring models to determine who is creditworthy, which is part of the reason the issuers are cutting credit lines.

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  • The Conservative policy is praised as 'creditworthy'.

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  • Some "creditworthy" firms with "strong" cash flows and a decline in collateral values are have trouble getting loans, Bernanke said today in opening comments in

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  • Rich: I think the key is the term "creditworthy" borrowers.

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  • The plan they have for this crisis is to offer low-interest refinancing plans to "creditworthy" people.

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  • And finally, it must be recognized that borrowers with credit scores below what is currently defined as "creditworthy" levels can still be acceptable credit risks.

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  • The Fed and other U.S. regulators told banks in November to maintain lending to "creditworthy" borrowers while warning against paying dividends that would cut funds available for loans.

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  • Speaking at the White House following a meeting with the leaders of the nation's biggest financial institutions, Obama said that after taxpayers provided massive bailouts, banks are obliged to open up the lending spigot to "creditworthy" small - and medium-sized businesses who complain they're being shut out for loans.

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  • Ed Koch's letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, asking them to require banks to make loans to "creditworthy" customers.

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