finance company

an institution engaged in such specialized forms of financing as purchasing accounts receivable, extending credit to retailers and manufacturers, discounting installment contracts, and granting loans with goods as security.

1925–30 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
finance company or finance house
an enterprise engaged in the loan of money against collateral or speculatively to manufacturers and retailers, esp one specializing in the financing of hire-purchase contracts
finance house or finance house

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Example sentences
If a worker is fired from an auto plant or a finance company, they can pick up
  another job without stigmata.
Investors will get badly burnt, and hubristic finance company directors have a
  grim future.
The central bank has allowed a guard-owned finance company to set up a bank.
Few people are willing to actually bring a big finance company or bank to court
  for credit history disputes, so that's a problem.
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