February 18, 2021

Understanding the Five C’s of Credit

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue agricultural economist Michael Langemeier to discuss credit underwriting and the criteria financial institutions use to determine eligibility of an applicant in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. Character, capital, capacity, collateral, and conditions are the five Cs of credit used in credit underwriting. These metrics are used for credit ratings to quantify and decide eligibility, interest rates and credit limits of borrowers. This episode focuses on what credit analyst means for farmers, how each of the 5 Cs are measured, and how farms can use this information for their gain and to manage risk.

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