from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A company that makes loans to clients.
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- noun a financial institution (often affiliated with a holding company or manufacturer) that makes loans to individuals or businesses
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The acquisition means the finance company owned by Sir Richard Branson can now accept deposits and offer customers mortgages.