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finance company

an institution engaged in such specialized forms of financing as purchasing accounts receivable, extending credit to retailers and manufacturers, discounting installment contracts, and granting loans with goods as security.
Origin of finance company
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I had my own crate for several years until the finance company took it away from me.

    Of Stegner's Folly Richard S. Shaver
British Dictionary definitions for finance company

finance company

an enterprise engaged in the loan of money against collateral or speculatively to manufacturers and retailers, esp one specializing in the financing of hire-purchase contracts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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