event of default
Certain specified events specified in loan and other documentation which might jeopardise a lender's or investor's position. If they occur the lender or investor is allowed to withdraw and claim earlier repayment of indebtedness.

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event of default
An event specified in a commercial agreement where a non-defaulting party can terminate the agreement. Events of default are common in loan agreements or debt instruments, the happening of which entitles the lender to cancel the facility and/or declare all amounts owing by the borrower to be immediately due and payable. Typically events of default include non-payment or late payments of amount due, breach of certain material representations or personal covenants, cross-default, breach of change of control provisions, material adverse change default and insolvency. However the list is often extensive.
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An event specified in a commercial agreement that gives the non-defaulting party the right, among other things, to terminate the agreement. Events of default are common in loan agreements or debt instruments, the happening of which entitles the lender to cancel the facility and/or declare all amounts owing by the borrower to be immediately due and payable. Typical events of default in loan agreements include non-payment or late payment of amounts due, breach of certain material representations or covenants, cross-default, breach of change of control provisions and insolvency.

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