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What is Credit?

Credit in the construction industry refers to the financial trust extended to a company or contractor, enabling them to procure goods or services with the understanding that they will pay for these in the future, typically with added interest. Credit is instrumental in this industry, as it often involves huge capital investments upfront, long before the revenue from the completed project is realized. A company's creditworthiness or ability to repay, is a determining factor in receiving credit. Construction companies frequently use lines of credit for purchasing equipment, hiring labor, buying supplies, and meeting emergency expenses. Moreover, credit facilitates smooth cash flow, allowing construction projects to progress without financial hiccups.