credit score

[ kred-it skawr ]
/ ˈkrɛd ɪt ˌskɔr /

noun Finance.

a numerical ranking of an individual’s financial creditworthiness based on spending and credit history, indicating to potential lenders and credit card issuers the individual’s capacity and likelihood to make timely payments of amounts due on loans or credit cards.

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Origin of credit score

First recorded in 1975–80
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