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An acronym for a loan given to a person designated as "No income, no job or assets;" hence - N-I-N-J-A.

The bank's ninja loans have ruined its credit rating. Now, no other bank will lend it money.
by Joe Rodolico September 11, 2007

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A Ninja Loan is a type of subprime loan. It was described as No Income, No Job, (and) no Assets loan because only things applicant had to show was his/her credit rating.

The phrase was coined by HCL Finance as a name for one of their finance products. They were especially prominent during the United States housing bubble of the 2000s but have gained wider notoriety due to the subprime mortgage crisis in July/August 2007 as a prime example of poor lending practices2. The term grew in usage during the 2008 financial crisis as the sub prime mortgage crisis was blamed on such loans. It works on two levels - as an acronym; and allusion to the fact that ninja loans are often defaulted on, with the borrower disappearing like a ninja.
Business dude 1: "Hey did you hear? Mike borrowed 50 grands then took off for Columbia!"
Business dude 2: "Haha, I expected that; he sure pulled off a nice ninja loan!"
by Leingod March 16, 2010

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