Credit risk

• The risk that an issuer of debt securities or a borrower may default on his obligations or that the payment may not be made on a negotiable instrument. Related: Default risk

• Is the risk related to counterparty failure. It is a key concern for Over-the-Counter transactions. This compares to listed trades passing through a clearinghouse.

• Credit risk refers to the possibility that borrowers sometimes default on their promises.
The risk that an issuer of debt securities or a borrower may default on his obligations, or that payment may not be made on sale of a negotiable instrument. (See overnight delivery risk.)


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Debt securities
Default risk
Overnight delivery risk
 Related Terms
Affiliate risk
Bankruptcy risk
Basis risk
Business and industry risk
Business risk
Call risk
Commercial risk
Company specific risk
Comparative credit analysis
Completion risk
Consumer credit
Counterparty risk
Country economic risk
Country financial risk
Country risk
Country risk analysis models
Credit analysis
Credit crunch
Credit enhancement
Credit monitoring
Credit period
Credit policy
Credit rating services
Credit rationing
Credit scoring
Credit scoring models
Credit selection
Credit spread
Credit standards
Credit terms
Cross border risk
Currency risk
Currency risk sharing
Default risk
Demand line of credit
Diversifiable risk
Economic risk
Equilibrium market price of risk
Event risk
Evergreen credit
Exchange rate risk
Exchange rate risk capital budgeting
Exchange risk
Fallout risk
Federal credit agencies
Financial risk
Firm specific risk
Five c's of credit
Five cs of credit
Flat price risk
Force majeure risk
Forecasting risk
Foreign exchange fx risk
Foreign exchange risk
Foreign tax credit
Four c's of credit
Full faith and credit obligations
Funding risk
Geographic risk
Herstatt risk
Idiosyncratic risk
Inflation risk
Insolvency risk
Interest rate risk
Interest rate risk management
Investment tax credit
Letter of credit l/c
Letters of credit
Line of credit
Liquidity risk
Macro political risk
Market price of risk
Market risk
Market risk return function
Micro political risk
Mortality risk
Mortgage pipeline risk
Nondiversifiable risk
Nonsystematic risk
Operating risk
Operational risk
Overnight delivery risk
Pin risk
Political risk
Prepayment risk
Price risk
Product risk
Purchasing power risk
Rate risk
Regulatory pricing risk
Reinvestment risk
Residual risk
Retail credit
Reverse price risk
Revolving credit agreement
Revolving line of credit
Risk adjusted discount rate
Risk adjusted profitability
Risk adjusted return
Risk arbitrage
Risk arrays
Risk averse
Risk capital budgeting
Risk classes
Risk controlled arbitrage
Risk free asset
Risk free rate
Risk indexes
Risk indifferent
Risk lover
Risk management
Risk management document
Risk neutral
Risk of technical insolvency
Risk premium
Risk premium approach
Risk prone
Risk return tradeoff
Risk reversal
Risk seeking
Risk transformation
Risk types
Riskless or risk free asset
Settlement risk
Shortfall risk
Sovereign risk
Specific risk
Standby letters of credit slc's
Systematic risk
Systematic risk principle
Theta risk
Total risk
Trade credit
Undiversifiable risk
Unique risk
Unsystematic risk
Value at risk
Value at risk model
Vega risk
Volatility risk

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