New York Times  Nov 14  Comment 
• Retail sales rebounded in October. Sliding oil and gas prices are giving Americans more money to spend. And Walmart tries a new kind of Black Friday.
BusinessWeek  Nov 13  Comment 
The provider of high-interest business loans nears an IPO, on the strength of its data-powered credit analysis—and a network of shady brokers
BusinessWeek  Nov 11  Comment 
The alternative lender isn't getting any cheaper for Main Street businesses
guardian.co.uk  Nov 10  Comment 
Philip Monks, Aldermores chief executive, claims he is not in any hurry to kick start the shelved stock flotation Specialist lender Aldermore issued an upbeat trading update on Monday but remained silent on when it might kick start its £800m...
Reuters  Nov 10  Comment 
On Deck Capital Inc, an online platform for small business lending, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday for an initial public offering of common stock.
Reuters  Nov 7  Comment 
Republican critics of the U.S. Export-Import Bank moved on Friday to force the export lender to reveal full details of board discussions about potential deals,...
New York Times  Nov 6  Comment 
The move halts all activities at the bank and opens the way for the payment of about $2.3 billion in deposits to businesses and consumers.
Yahoo  Nov 3  Comment 
LightSquared, the bankrupt wireless venture owned by Phil Falcone's Harbinger Capital Partners, has reached a deal to bring the company out of bankruptcy under control of lenders, according to a person close to the matter. Harbinger had been...



Lets someone use something that belongs to them with the intention of getting it back. Lending gives the borrower greater flexibility in dealing with temporary fluctuations in cash flow. One who lends. [1]

Lending and borrowing are basically about smoothing out the flow of cash into and out of a persons budget. A lender receives interest on the principal that he lends, and the borrower pays back more than they receive. The lender gets paid for giving up the use of the money for a time, and must also be compensated for the risk of delayed or non-repayment of the principal by the borrower.

  • Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
  • For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
  • And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
    • William Shakespeare ~ Hamlet [2]

From to lend, be surety for, pledge, to hide, protect. Apparently on the notion of collateral deposited as security for something borrowed. [3] Bury, to raise a mound, hide, bury, to shelter, protection, shelter, to save, preserve. [4]


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