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Definition of

finance house


financial institution a financial institution, especially one providing financing for installment purchase and leasing agreements.

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Definitions of ’finance house’ and meaning of ’finance house’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’finance house’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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