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loan

noun [C]
 
 
/ləʊn/ FINANCE
money that someone borrows from a bank or other financial organization for a period of time during which they pay interest: a loan to sb/sth The bank's portfolio of loans to commercial and industrial firms shrank from $15.7 billion the previous year to $12.7 billion.get/take out/apply for a loan Before you take out a loan sit down and list all the money you have coming in.pay off/pay back/repay a loan New restrictions require lenders to check a person's income and ability to repay the loan.provide/give/make a loan World banks injected as much as $64 billion into global money markets to encourage banks to make loans again. approve/refuse a loan a low-interest/fixed-rate/interest-only loan Banks and particularly building societies expect the amount of loans in arrears to increase. →  See also amortizing loan , back-to-back loan , bad loan , balloon loan , bank loan , bridge loan , bullet loan , call loan , commercial loan , consumer loan , convertible loan stock , corporate loan , credit-card loan , debt consolidation , discount loan , foreign loan , home equity loan , home loan , interest-free adjective , irrecoverable loan , long-term loan , medium-term loan , non-performing , non-recourse , overnight loan , parallel loan , payday loan , performing loan , personal loan , property loan , rollover , secured loan , short-term loan , soft loan , syndicated , term loan , underlying loans , unsecured loan
Translations of “loan”
in Korean 대출…
in Arabic قَرْض…
in French prêt…
in Turkish borç para, ödünç para, kredi…
in Italian prestito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數目, 貸款,借款…
in Russian заем, ссуда…
in Polish kredyt, pożyczka…
in Spanish préstamo, empréstito…
in Portuguese empréstimo…
in German die Anleihe, das Darlehen, das Leihen…
in Catalan préstec…
in Japanese 借金, ローン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数目, 贷款,借款…
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