HBCU Money™ B-School: Credit Event

Any sudden and tangible (negative) change in a borrower’s credit standing or decline in credit rating. A credit event brings into question the borrower’s ability to repay its debt. It is the defining trigger in a credit derivative contract, or credit default swap. If the borrower experiences a credit event, then the buyer of the contract must pay the seller an agreed-upon sum to cover the loss.

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