credit facility

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Credit facilities are a type of pre-approved loan which allows the borrower to borrow money on an ongoing basis over an extended period of time, rather than applying for a new loan each time the borrower needs more money. The borrower can access up to a certain amount, and can borrow when they need funds, much like how an individual uses a consumer credit card. Credit facilities are generally only made in a business or corporate finance context. Types of credit facilities include committed and uncommitted credit facilities, and revolving credit facilities, among others. 

[Last updated in November of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]