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Creditor

Creditor

A person or company to whom one owes money. A creditor may be a bank or another company. In the case of bonds and personal debt, the creditor is often an individual. A creditor may be secured, meaning that the debt has a collateral, or unsecured, meaning that the debt has no specific collateral.

creditor

One to whom funds are owed. Holders of bonds and debentures are creditors to whom funds are owed by the issuers. Compare debtor. See also secured creditor, unsecured creditor.

Creditor.

A person or company who provides credit to another person or company functions as a creditor.

For example, if you take a mortgage or car loan at your bank, then the bank is your creditor. But if you buy a bond, you are the creditor because the money you pay to buy the bond is actually a loan to the issuer.

creditor

a person or business that is owed money by an individual or firm for goods, services or raw materials that they have supplied but for which they have not yet been paid (trade creditors) or because they have made LOANS. Creditors are also termed ‘accounts payable’. See DEBTORS, CREDIT.

creditor

One who is owed a debt.