CONSUMER FINANCE, CORPORATE FINANCE, DEBT FINANCE, EQUITY FINANCE, HIGH FINANCE, MEZZANINE FINANCE, MORTGAGE FINANCE, PERSONAL FINANCE, PROJECT FINANCE
money that sb/sth borrows from a bank, receives from investors, etc. in order to run a business, complete an activity or buy sth:
The project will only go ahead if they can raise the necessary finance.
A group of banks will provide finance for the takeover.
international sources of finance
❖ to apply for/get/obtain/raise/secure finance
◆ to arrange/provide finance
◆ long-term/short-term finance
◆ a finance business/group
the activity of managing money, especially by a commercial organization or a government:
the company's new finance chief
She works in the finance department.
a diploma in banking and finance
the company's consumer finance arm (= that provides loans, etc. to customers)
◆ The government's poor management of public finance lost it the election.
the world of high finance (= finance involving large companies or countries) ⇨ CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
a finance chief/director a finance committee/department/team company/corporate/personal/public finance
3 finances [pl.]
the money available to a person, an organization or a country; the way this money is managed:
The company is battling to put its finances in order.
Buying new premises put a strain on our finances.
Her personal finances are in a mess.
Our finances are in much better shape now.
The government will have to raise taxes to fill the hole in public finances (= the money needed to run the country).
❖ to sort out/handle/manage your finances
◆ company/corporate/government/household/public finances
◆ healthy/sound/strong finances
◆ deteriorating/shaky/weak finances
◆ sth boosts/strengthens your finances
VERB NOUN PERSON
finance financing financier
invest nvestment investor
fund funding funder
sponsor sponsorship sponsor
back backing backer
• The organization is financed by the government.
• They invested $50 000 in the trust.
• Extra funding will be needed to pay for the project.
• The company has agreed to sponsor a TV show.
• They are struggling to win financial backing for their plans
■ verb [+ obj]
to provide or obtain money for a project, or for a business or government to operate:
We have sufficient funds to finance operations for another year.
The deal was largely financed by/with/through a share issue.
How are you going to finance your business degree?
The company has issued new shares to help finance the acquisition.