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overlendverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈlend/ (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.
overlending
noun [U]
The ​links between the ​corporations and the ​mainbanksled to ​poorinvestment decisions and overlending.
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