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A Credit Analyst's Primer

The Credit Analyst's Primer was written based on what I learned working as a Credit Analyst for Corus Bank in Chicago, IL. It is quite long. Enjoy.

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Basics of Underwriting

Chapter 2: Documentation

Chapter 3: Problem Loans

Chapter 4: Construction Lending

Chapter 5: Procedures

Chapter 6: Advanced

The word "primer" (pronounced "primmer") was intended to suggest "a small book of elementary principles" [per Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, third edition]. This meaning seems to have gone out of currency. Some readers pronounce "primer" to rhyme with "climber." With this pronunciation it should mean either an undercoat of paint or something that sets off an explosion-I wonder which they have in mind.

-Ralph Boas, A Primer of Real Functions