Creditor is an expression used in the accounting world to specify a party who has delivered a product, service or loan, and is owed money by one or more debtors.
A party to whom money is owed
Common classifications of a creditor include (1) Secured: who has a legal right to take a specific property of the borrower and sell it in case of a default. (2) Unsecured: who does not have any such right. (3) Preferential or senior: who takes precedence over other creditors in laying claim to a bankrupt borrower’s property. (4) Junior: whose claim is addressed after satisfying the claims of preferential or senior creditors?