Negotiations with a Creditor

Jun 19th 2011 at 10:20 PM

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Understanding negotiations with a creditor

When we think of the term creditor, most of us shrink at the thought of owing someone money. Used in the financial world, the term “credit” originated with a chance percentage of whether or not someone would pay back their loans or not. In the early days, a person’s dependability or personal reputation had a lot to do with their ability to pay their bills on time or repay their loans. If these were not paid, the “shooster” was considered undependable and shiftless, and then ran out of town on a rail.

A creditor is typically a company or individual who a person owes money to, specifically from a past bill that has never been paid, with the creditor desiring a successful settlement negotiation in order to have the account permanently closed. Today, almost everyone owes money to someone, with the recent housing mortgage problem a prime example of it. In this case, the creditor would be the bank who actually owns the homes now being repossessed, while the debtor would be the one not able to pay for their home.


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