credit rationing

credit rationing
credit rationing ˌcredit ˈrationing noun [uncountable]
BANKING ECONOMICS when financial institutions limit the amount of money that people or companies can borrow, or refuse to lend them any money:

• The government opposes credit rationing because it prevents free competition in financial markets.

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credit rationing UK US noun [U]
FINANCE, BANKING a situation in which banks do not lend money to all those who would like to borrow, or lend less than borrowers want: »

The results of the banks' credit rationing are beginning to show.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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