Meaning of “lender” in the English Dictionary

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"lender" in British English

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lendernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlen.dər/ us /ˈlen.dɚ/

someone or something that lends money, especially a large financial organization such as a bank:

The smaller local lenders charge high interest rates.

(Definition of “lender” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lender" in American English

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lendernoun [ C ]

us /ˈlen·dər/

a person or business, such as a bank, that lends money

(Definition of “lender” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lender" in Business English

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lendernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlendər/ us BANKING, FINANCE

a bank or other financial organization that lends money that is then paid back with interest:

Lenders are in no mood to take risks.
a big/large/major lender Major lenders were criticized for not passing on interest rate cuts.

(Definition of “lender” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)