credit crunch


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credit crunch

n
(Banking & Finance) informal a period during which there is a sudden reduction in the availability of credit from banks and other lenders

credit crunch

An economic situation in which there is a shortage of cash to lend to businesses and individuals, and interest rates are high.
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Noun1.credit crunch - a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
Translations
resserrement de crédit
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SIR - In reply to Tory assembly member Mr William Graham's letter (December 18) where he aims to heap the responsibility for the global credit crunch on Labour, the facts speak for themselves.
The Bank of England has blamed foreign banks in the nation for the credit crunch.
WITH reference to S Payne (Letters, December 29), he is one of the amnesiac brigade who never mentioned those two words, credit crunch, in any of their letters.
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Peter Alan is one of the capital's most respected estate agents SOUTH Wales estate agency Peter Alan says it willmake a profit this year after the credit crunch triggered losses of more than pounds 2m in 2008.
FRANK SKINNER - CREDIT CRUNCH CABARET Times are hard for punters and stars alike, so praise to Frank Skinner for putting his money where his mouth is by selling tickets to his Credit Crunch Cabarets for just pounds 10 a pop.
The credit crunch is causing a surge in men who suffer with anorexia and other eating disorders, a leading Midland specialist has revealed.
THE stress of the credit crunch is causing a surge in "manorexia", a leading Birmingham specialist has revealed.
Lerner (pictured below) believes the credit crunch will not have a significant impact on the funds that will be made available.
SKINT Scots are being challenged to beat the credit crunch this weekend - by panning for gold at the country's highest village.
A MIDLAND charity which gives food parcels to the poor says the credit crunch had triggered a tenfold increase in people queuing up for handouts.
YOUNGSTERS in Wales are least interested in the credit crunch compared with other UK kids, according to a new survey.

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