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English definition of “finance”
› [U] (also financing) UK money borrowed from an investor, bank, organization, etc. in order to pay for something: raise/get/obtain finance Other ways of raising finance include equity release on a home and flexible mortgages.arrange/provide/offer finance for sth The state-owned bank provides finance for buying homes.require/need/seek finance All of these strategies required finance. → See Note money
› [U] the activity or business of managing money, especially for a company or government: finance industry/sector Employment is expected to grow in finance, insurance, real estate, trade and services industries.finance minister/director/committee The finance director reported a 3% rise in sales.
› [U] ECONOMICS the study of the way money is used and managed in the economy: There, he studied corporate finance and learned how to read income statements and balance sheets.
finances › [plural] money that is available for a person, company, government, etc. to use, and the way that it is used: manage/control/handle your finances Many customers use online banking services to manage their finances.personal/public/government finances Recession and ill-judged tax cuts have put extra strain on the public finances. → Compare fund noun → See also business finance, consumer finance, corporate finance, debt finance, equity finance, high finance, mezzanine finance, mortgage finance, personal finance, project finance, public finance