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A moneylender is a person or group who offers small personal loans at high rates of interest.
- Microfinance - provision of financial services to low-income individuals.
- Loan Shark - moneylender that offers unsecured loans with high interest rates, and often uses threats of violence or blackmail to force repayment.
- Sarakin – the Japanese term for moneylender.
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moneylender — mon‧ey‧lend‧er [ˈmʌniˌlendə ǁ ər] noun [countable] FINANCE a person or organization that lends money, usually outside the official banking system: • For poor people in Bangladesh, the local moneylender is the only source of finance. * * *… … Financial and business terms
moneylender — n. someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest. Syn: usurer, loan shark, shark, money lender. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
moneylender — [mun′ēlen΄dər] n. a person whose business is lending money at interest … English World dictionary
moneylender — UK [ˈmʌnɪˌlendə(r)] / US [ˈmʌnɪˌlendər] noun [countable] Word forms moneylender : singular moneylender plural moneylenders a person or organization that lends money to people, especially at a high rate of interest … English dictionary
moneylender — [[t]mʌ̱nilendə(r)[/t]] moneylenders also money lender N COUNT A moneylender is a person who lends money which has to be paid back at a high rate of interest. [OLD FASHIONED] … English dictionary
moneylender — noun Date: 1673 one whose business is lending money; specifically pawnbroker … New Collegiate Dictionary
moneylender — /mun ee len deuhr/, n. a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest. [1775 85; MONEY + LENDER] * * * … Universalium
moneylender — noun A person who lends money and charges interest, especially one who is not part of the official financial industry … Wiktionary
moneylender — Synonyms and related words: Shylock, bank clerk, bank manager, bank officer, bank president, banker, banking executive, bill broker, cambist, cashier, discounter, investment banker, lender, loan officer, loan shark, loaner, money broker, money… … Moby Thesaurus
moneylender — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. usurer, Shylock. See borrowing … English dictionary for students