Default

Business / Taxes / Default: If a person or institution responsible for repaying a loan or making an interest payment fails to meet that obligation on time, that person or institution is in default. If you are default, you may lose any property that you put up as collateral to get the loan. For example, if you fail to repay your car loan, your lender may repossess the car. Defaulting has a negative impact on your credit history and your credit score, which generally makes it difficult to borrow again in the future. In fact, failure to pay on time is the single most important contributor to a poor credit history. A bond issuer who defaults may not pay interest when it comes due or repay the principal at maturity, or both.

Other Words for Default

Default Verb Synonyms: failure, fault, defect, neglect, negligence, dereliction, lapse, oversight, non-performance, non-fulfilment, inaction
Default Noun Synonyms: non-payment, delinquency
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Notice Of Default

Business / Real Estate / Notice Of Default: A notice to a defaulting party announcing that a default has occurred. The defaulting party is usually provided a grace period during which to cure the default. Notices of default are frequently provi MORE

Cross-Default

Business / Finance / Cross-Default: Describes the volatility of returns on international investments caused by events associated with a particular country as opposed to events associated solely with a particular economic or financial ag MORE

Default Risk

Business / Finance / Default Risk: A differential in promised yield that compensates the investor for the risk inherent in purchasing a corporate bond that entails some risk of default. MORE

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