Meaning of “overlend” in the English Dictionary

"overlend" in Business English

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overlendverb [ I ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈlend/ us overlent, overlent

FINANCE, BANKING to lend more money than you should, especially to borrowers who may not be able to pay it back:

The incentives for people to own a home encouraged banks to overlend, and homeowners to overborrow.
noun [ U ]

The links between the corporations and the main banks led to poor investment decisions and overlending.

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