finance company noun
: a company that makes small loans to people
: a company that makes usually small short-term loans usually to individuals
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finance company noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Specialized financial institution that supplies credit for the purchase of consumer goods and services. Finance companies purchase unpaid customer accounts at a discount from merchants and collect payments due from customers. They also grant small loans directly to consumers at a relatively high rate of interest.
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