finance company


Definition of finance company

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

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Even as Chinese film finance company Golden Title stepped in as a replacement, Marion Cotillard, who was set to star alongside Fan, Chastain, Nyong'o and Cruz, pulled out of the project citing personal reasons. Allison Crist, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jessica Chastain Reveals Production Underway for Spy Thriller '355'," 8 July 2019 The situation has been exacerbated by similar tidings in the fortunes of the housing finance company DHFL and Reliance Capital. Shachindra Nath, Quartz India, "India’s NBFCs, wrongly called shadow banks, need the government’s backing," 3 July 2019 This morning, Facebook announced an ambitious new cryptocurrency called Libra, to be managed by an association of tech and finance companies including Facebook alongside more conventional banking companies like Visa and Mastercard. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem," 18 June 2019 In a survey of about 2,700 Americans who were adults when the recession started, Bankrate, a consumer finance company, found that 23 percent feel worse about their financial situation now than before December 2007. Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle, "Nearly a quarter of Americans haven't recovered from Great Recession: survey," 13 June 2019 The Senate confirmed Mark Calabria to oversee mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Thursday, where he is set to play a critical role reshaping the way many Americans finance their home purchases. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, "Senate Confirms Trump Pick to Lead Housing-Finance Overhaul," 4 Apr. 2019 WeWork is the only non-finance company to be a top-five office tenant in Manhattan. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "WeWork is one lease away from being the biggest office tenant in Manhattan," 23 Aug. 2018 Unlike a car that is purchased by a buyer using a loan or paying cash, a finance company—often controlled by an auto maker—owns the vehicle for the period of the lease, usually three years. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Be Ready to Pay More to Lease Your Next Car," 14 Nov. 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

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First Known Use of finance company

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of finance company

: a company that makes small loans to people

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see company

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