finance company


Definition of finance company 

: a company that makes usually small short-term loans usually to individuals

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Among other highlights: Richard Palmer, chief financial officer, said FCA intends to establish a captive finance company in the U.S. either through acquisition or startup to begin making its own auto loans. Eric D. Lawrence,, "Fiat Chrysler's plan to grow Jeep and Ram does not include Dodge or Chrysler," 1 June 2018 Along the way, the group enlisted doctors, lawyers and finance companies. New York Times, "How a Web of Slip-and-Fall Cases Puts a New Spin on an Old-Fashioned Scheme," 11 May 2018 The finance companies and the dealers split the extra profits. Washington Post,, "Senate poised to kill CFPB effort to prevent racial discrimination in auto loan market," 17 Apr. 2018 American Leadership also purchased five schools from Schoolhouse Development business, another from a joint venture involving Way, and yet another from Portfolio Charter Fund, a finance company in which Way has a minority interest. Craig Harris, azcentral, "Arizona charter school founder makes millions building his own schools," 11 July 2018 Santander, the finance company, uses a speech analytics software called CallMiner that grades employees based on their diction and word choice. Sonia Rao,, "'What's up with that white voice?': The tricky art of linguistic code-switching," 14 July 2018 Way's own development and finance companies bought the land and then built most of the school buildings. Craig Harris, azcentral, "Arizona charter school founder makes millions building his own schools," 11 July 2018 The finance companies and the dealers split the extra profits. Renae Merle,, "Senate votes to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers," 19 Apr. 2018 The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Peter Whoriskey,, "Unsolicited checks can be a lifeline and an albatross," 2 July 2018

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circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finance company was circa 1924

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English Language Learners Definition of finance company

: a company that makes small loans to people

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Legal Definition of finance company 

see company

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