Definition of 'bad debt'
Example sentences containing 'bad debt'
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There could be runs on banks if governments did not bail them out by purchasing bad debts. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)And that is before they have seen much increase in bad debts from the economic slowdown. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Small businesses are being hit by a steep rise in the cost of credit insurance taken out to cover bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Bad debts were also likely to rise, it said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The high street bank said that bad debts rose at a significantly slower pace in the third quarter than in the previous quarter. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both banks announced that bad debts had jumped more than 30%. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Profits in the bank's investment banking business offset bad debts elsewhere in the group. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The ratings agency said that further downgrades could occur if the bank 's bad debts continued to rise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With fewer worries about new bad debts, the banks would be better able to handle the existing ones. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Such failures will mean bad debts for the banks, which will also suffer rising losses from loans to consumers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He saw that it was essential to reduce subsidies for infrastructure and industry, and to cut the bad debts of the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Government will offer a massive package to guarantee lending and insure banks' bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New businesses must, therefore, be prepared to incur more bad debts than established businesses. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)It said that the cost of PPI could not be justified on the ground that it reduced the potential losses to banks through bad debt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bad debts have been much lower than feared, allowing it to report a profit of 1.6 billion in the first half of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A new framework for dealing with Greece's bad debts is likely to form part of its present bailout review. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'bad debt'
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Translations for 'bad debt'
British English: bad debt NOUN
A bad debt is a sum of money that has been lent but is not likely to be repaid.
The bank set aside a sum of money to cover bad debts from business failures.
- American English: bad debt
- Brazilian Portuguese: dívida duvidosa
- Chinese: 坏账
- European Spanish: deuda incobrable
- French: créance douteuse
- German: uneinbringliche Forderung
- Italian: credito inesigibile
- Japanese: 回収不能金
- Korean: 부실 채권
- European Portuguese: dívida de cobrança duvidosa
- Spanish: deuda incobrable
Definition of bad debt from the Collins English Dictionary
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