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Providing credit is defined as the provision of credit to a person in his capacity as borrower or potential borrower. This includes consumer and mortgage credit; and providing credit by way of finance leases, factoring, forfaiting, and reverse repo transactions. It also includes the issuance or endorsement of letters of credit; the issuance of letters of guarantee and other contingent credit activities (such as the underwriting of loans); the purchase on the secondary market of loans and other contracts of credit (that do not otherwise fall under the definition of financial instrumentsG ); and the provision of ancillary credit-related activities, such as advising on or arranging loans. It excludes money advanced to a person in consideration for debt instruments issued by the same person.

Amended: January 2013
October 2007
(2 Versions)
Apr 1 2008 - Dec 31 2012Jan 1 2013 onwards
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