Common Credit Management Terms

  • Levy
    An assessment payable to the Superintendent of Bankruptcy for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the supervision by the Superintendent in the administration of estates.

  • Liabilities
    Financial obligations or debt of an individual or a corporation, including unpaid taxes, salaries, accounts payable etc.

  • Lien
    A legal right or interest that a creditor has in the debtor's property, lasting usually until the debt that it secures is satisfied.

  • Liquidation
    The act of converting assets of an individual or a company to cash, especially in bankruptcy or in the dissolution of a corporation.


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