1 advance, allowance, credit, accommodation:
We needed a loan to pay for Melissa's education.
2 lend, advance, allow, credit:
The bank loaned us enough money to buy a car.
large, massive | long-term, short-term | interest-free, low-interest | secured, unsecured
As it was an unsecured loan, their property was not at risk.
They used the inheritance to pay off their outstanding loan.
| personal | bank | bridging, temporary
VERB + LOAN
apply for, ask for, request | arrange, get, raise, take out
She had to take out a bridging loan until she could sell her house.
| give sb, grant sb, make sb
My bank manager offered to make me a loan.
| receive | pay off, repay | secure, underwrite
LOAN + VERB
average sth, total sth
loans totalling a million pounds
LOAN + NOUN
application | agreement, arrangement, deal | charges, interest, rate | repayment
They were struggling to meet their monthly loan repayments.
| commitments | facility, service
The bank provides personal loan facilities at competitive rates.
The book must be returned by the end of the loan period.
He ran up massive debts borrowing from loan sharks.
on ~ (from)
The paintings are on loan from the Wallace Collection.
| ~ from
a loan from my brother
give sb/have the loan of sth
He's given us the loan of his car for the weekend.
| security against/for a loan
He had to use his house as security for the loan. > Special page at BUSINESS
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