n. Any form of credit that does not have a fixed number of payments
n. a consumer credit line that can be used up to a certain limit or paid down at any time [syn: open-end credit, charge account credit]
Revolving credit is a type of credit that does not have a fixed number of payments, in contrast to installment credit. Credit cards are an example of revolving credit used by consumers. Corporate revolving credit facilities are typically used to provide liquidity for a company's day-to-day operations. They were first introduced by the Strawbridge and Clothier Department Store.
It is basically an arrangement which allows for the loan amount to be withdrawn, repaid, and redrawn again in any manner and any number of times, until the arrangement expires. Credit card loans and overdrafts are revolving loans, also called evergreen loan.
Usage examples of "revolving credit".
What bought her clothes at the Salvation Army by th' look of her, on the Revolving Credit Plan.