Credits are a form of currency(others being dataries,) used in the Galaxy by the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, and the Imperial Remnant. In the time before the Galactic Empire, credits were not always accepted in the Outer Rim of the Galaxy, on planets were the Republic's or Empire's rule meant nothing.

In 9 ABY, during the Thrawn Crisis, the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant each had their own forms of the credit for uses on which ever worlds were under their control during the crisis.