credit squeeze

credit squeeze
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   A credit squeeze occurs when the supply of money is unable to keep up with demand, causing interest rates to rise and exacerbating the borrowing position. A credit squeeze can also be a government-imposed situation to rein in excessive spending in macro-economic terms. An extreme squeeze can be a credit crunch.

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credit squeeze UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
CREDIT CRUNCH(Cf. ↑credit crunch): »

Bank deposits fell by as much as 19%, creating a credit squeeze that strangled consumer spending.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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