Meaning of “bad loan” in the English Dictionary

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"bad loan" in Business English

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bad loannoun [ C ]

uk us also formal delinquent loan

FINANCE a loan which is unlikely to be paid back:

The challenge in bailout programs is to help homeowners in a way that does not reward lenders for making bad loans.

(Definition of “bad loan” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)