Definition of "Line of credit"

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The maximum pre-approved amount that an individual or business can borrow without preparing a new credit request. It is a safety buffer in the event funds are needed for unexpected occurrences or emergencies. Under the line of credit provision, a check may be written whenever funds are needed. Interest is charged only on the amount borrowed. Interest incurred on the first and second homes are deductible for tax purposes.

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