Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Adverse credit history
A term used by lenders to define and classify consumers with less-than-perfect credit histories when being considered for a loan or credit. An adverse credit history can include late payments of 90 days or more, deficiency judgments, garnishment orders, repossessions, bankruptcy, foreclosures, tax liens and/or debt write-offs.
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