Definition of credit derivative in English:

credit derivative

Syllabification: cred·it de·riv·a·tive

noun

Finance
  • A type of derivative in which the risk that a loan will not be repaid is sold to a party other than the lender: credit derivatives act as insurance for a company that invests in a corporate bond or loan
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    • Credit derivatives are a major accident in the making.
    • Other application areas are credit derivatives where the payoff is linked to the spread.
    • Banks have also pulled in profits in side businesses such as credit derivatives and settling trades for hedge funds.

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