word of the week Credit

Investopedia Definition ‘Credit’

Credit is a contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at some date in the future, generally with interest. Credit also refers to an accounting entry that either decreases assets or increases liabilities and equity on the company’s balance sheet. Additionally, on the company’s income statement, a debit reduces net income, while a credit increases net income.

 

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