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Creditworthiness

Eligibility of an individual or firm to borrow money.

Creditworthiness

The ability to borrow money. The better one's creditworthiness, the more likely it is that a bank or other financial institution will extend credit. One establishes creditworthiness by repaying loans and other bills on time, spending prudently, and generally showing that one can behave in a financially responsible way. Individual creditworthiness is measured by the FICO score while a company's or other organization's creditworthiness usually is measured by its credit rating.

creditworthiness

see CREDIT CONTROL.
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The Federal Reserve would, of course, be concerned if the examination process resulted in an unwarranted decline in lending to creditworthy borrowers or for projects that are economically or financially sound.