CREDIT RECORD Definition

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CREDIT RECORD (CR) is an entry in a double-entry bookkeeping system recording an increase in a liability; an owners equity item or revenue; or a decrease in an asset or an expense. Credit entries are conventionally made on the right-hand side of T accounts.

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PAYDOWN is the systematic reduction in principal of a mortgage- or asset-backed security resulting in a series of principal payments, either scheduled or unscheduled.

REVERSE COST-BENEFIT METHOD is based on the short-cut rate of return formula and amounts to asking the question: given the cost of the investment, what level of annual benefits would produce a given rate of return (8 percent, for instance) on the investment?

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