Investor vs Creditor - What's the difference?

investor | creditor |

As nouns the difference between investor and creditor

is that investor is a person who invests money in order to make a profit while creditor is a person to whom a debt is owed.




(en noun)
  • A person who invests money in order to make a profit.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1899, author=(Stephen Crane)
  • , title=, chapter=1 , passage=[…] (it was the town's humour to be always gassing of phantom investors who were likely to come any moment and pay a thousand prices for everything) — “[…] Them rich fellers, they don't make no bad breaks with their money. […]”}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Chico Harlan
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Japan pockets the subsidy … , passage=Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."}}



    Alternative forms

    * creditour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • (finance) A person to whom a debt is owed.
  • One who gives credence to something; a believer.
  • Antonyms

    * debtor


    * debtholder * noteholder * bondholder * general creditor


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