Credit Risk Management

Credit risk is an investor's risk of loss arising from a borrower who does not make payments as promised. Such an event is called a default. Another term for credit risk is default risk.

Investor losses include lost principal and interest, decreased cash flow, and increased collection costs, which arise in a number of circumstances:

A consumer does not make a payment due on a mortgage loan, credit card, line of credit, or other loan
A business does not make a payment due on a mortgage, credit card, line of credit, or other loan
A business or consumer does not pay a trade invoice when due
A business does not pay an employee's earned wages when due
A business or government bond issuer does not make a payment on a coupon or principal payment when due
An insolvent insurance company does not pay a policy obligation
An insolvent bank won't return funds to a depositor
A government grants bankruptcy protection to an insolvent consumer or business

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