Bad Paper

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Definition: Bad Paper

Bad Paper

Full Definition of Bad Paper

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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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Bad Paper. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
December 07, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Bad Paper. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: December 07, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Bad Paper. Retrieved December 07, 2021
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Bad Paper are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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