Accommodation loan

Definition:

A legal agreement signed by two parties whereby one of the co-signers guarantees credit liability for the other co-signer. Accommodation loans, often called accommodation endorsements or bills, allows the guarantor to add strength to the creditworthiness of the other party. If the receiving party defaults on its debt, the guarantor is then responsible for the debt of the other party. See: Covenant

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Term of the Day

Regulation U

Federal Reserve Board limit on how much credit a bank can allow a customer for the purchase and carrying of margin securities.

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