Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
An unsecured short-term debt instrument issued by a company or government unit that has a high probability of defaulting on its obligations. Bad paper is risky for two reasons. It is not backed by collateral, and it is issued by an entity that is not creditworthy. To compensate for these risks, bad paper usually offers higher interest rates than other loans.
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