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  • adj. Alternative spelling of hire purchase.


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  • As chief executive of Experian PLC, the world's largest credit-checking company, he is at the top of an organization that provides information determining whether you receive a personal loan, qualify for a mortgage or complete a hire-purchase agreement on a new TV.

    Giving Credit Where It's Due

  • A majority of Thanachart's credit extension is in the hire-purchase segment, while Siam City's is in corporate and housing loans.

    Thanachart Bank to buy Siam stake

  • A majority of his customers obtained their pianos on the "hire-purchase system," and oftener than not, they were persons of very small or very precarious income, who, rabid in the pursuit of gentility signed agreements they had little chance of fulfilling; when in pecuniary straits, they either raised money upon the instruments, or allowed them to fall into the hands of distraining creditors.

    The Piano Business

  • I saw her parents and grandparents standing behind her, a whole ghostly crowd of deeply conservative people who worked hard, gave to the needy, saved for big purchases instead of using hire-purchase, and were mortified if a cheque didn't clear.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • It financed a taxi and minibus franchise through a hire-purchase arrangement.

    Hong Kong's Fannie Mae?

  • In some places, it was called a conditional sale; in some, a chattel mortgage; in Pennsylvania, a bailment lease; in England, a hire-purchase contract.

    A History of American Law

  • Maybank's deal -- seven times subscribed by investors from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East -- was backed by hire-purchase contracts for goods, such as cars, that are compliant with the Islamic legal code, or Shariah.

    Islamic Market Could See

  • The hire-purchase system bridged a financial gap, and one bright and memorable Sunday morning he wheeled his new possession through the shop into the road, got on to it with the advice and assistance of Grubb, and teuf-teuffed off into the haze of the traffic-tortured high road, to add himself as one more voluntary public danger to the amenities of the south of

    The War in the Air

  • Of course, he could have hire-purchase payments or school fees or debts to pay off; one never knew.

    Blue Shoes And Happiness

  • The other bed was occupied by a succession of commercial travellers, newspaper-canvassers, and hire-purchase touts who generally stayed for a couple of nights.

    The Road to Wigan Pier


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