investment grade loan
England, Wales
A loan made to a borrower with a good credit rating. A borrower's credit rating is determined by a rating agency or, in some cases, more than one agency.
Standard & Poor's ratings for investment grade loans range from 'AAA' to 'BBB-'.
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