finance company(redirected from finance companies)
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A company that makes loans to clients.
(Banking & Finance) 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
an institution engaged in such specialized forms of financing as lending money with goods as security.
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|Noun||1.||finance company - a financial institution (often affiliated with a holding company or manufacturer) that makes loans to individuals or businesses|
nondepository financial institution - a financial institution that funds their investment activities from the sale of securities or insurance
consumer finance company, small loan company - a finance company that makes loans to people who have trouble getting a bank loan
captive finance company - a finance company owned by a manufacturer to finance dealers' inventories or to make loans to consumers buying the company's products
sales finance company - a finance company that buys (at a discount) the installment sales contracts of retail merchants