Unless otherwise defined, the probability that a borrower will be unable to service the debt at his bank within one year. It is up to the individual bank to use a shorter period – often ninety days – for accounting purposes. – See default, default-loss, Basel-II, default, delinquent, credit event, loan shark, credit risk, customer, bad, liquidity management, mark-to-market, rating, risk transparency, risk profile, delinquency rate, debt, non-performing, subprime lending, backing, validation, value-at-risk, securitization, procyclicality, default, cyclicality. – Cf. ECB Monthly Bulletin, August 2002, p. 67.
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