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Captive finance company

A company, usually a subsidiary that is wholly owned, whose main function is financing consumer purchases from the parent company.

Captive Finance Company

A subsidiary financial institution whose primary or sole operation is the provision of credit for customers of the parent company. For example, a captive finance company owned by a dental corporation may make loans for the expensive dental services. Captive finance companies have historically been prominent in the automotive industry, easing the purchase of cars from whichever company owns them. Captive finance companies are typically wholly owned subsidiaries.
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auto manufacturers or their captive finance companies would likely result in negative rating actions on certain U.
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