Meaning of “credit rating” in the English Dictionary

business-english dictionary

"credit rating" in British English

See all translations

credit ratingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈkred.ɪt ˌreɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈkred.ɪt ˌreɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • I grant you the same right to look up my family and my friends and the status of my bank account and my credit rating and my service record. 

(Definition of “credit rating” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"credit rating" in American English

See all translations

credit ratingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkred·ɪt ˌreɪ·tɪŋ/

a judgment of whether a person or organization is likely to pay for things that are bought using credit:

Late payments give you a bad credit rating.

(Definition of “credit rating” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"credit rating" in Business English

See all translations

credit ratingnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

FINANCE a calculation of the ability of a person, business, or government to pay their debts:

good/high credit rating Companies which are considered financially secure are usually awarded a high credit rating.

(Definition of “credit rating” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!