Sub-Prime Lender

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Sub-Prime Lender

A bank or other financial institution that makes loans at interest rates higher than most other loans. Subprime loans are made to borrowers who do not qualify for ordinary loans because of bad credit history or some other reason. There is a higher risk of default on subprime loans. Their prevalence was a significant factor in the 2008 credit crunch. See also: Subprime mortgage.

Sub-Prime Lender

A lender who specializes in lending to sub-prime borrowers.

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TROUBLED subprime lender Provident Financial has announced the death of its executive chairman, four months after she took up the role.
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a major subprime lender prior to the housing crisis, and several top Wall Street banks, the union said.
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New York-based Blackstone acquired Irving, Texas-based subprime lender Exeter Finance Corp.
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The negotiations follow HSBC's agreement on July 31 to sell almost half its US outlets for about $1 billion amid a drop in the value of assets acquired when it bought a subprime lender in 2003.
The acquisition made HSBC the biggest subprime lender in the US at the time, which resulted in billions of losses to HSBC leading up to the financial crisis of 2008.
Previously, he has been serving as CFO for a number of companies including Indymac Bank's Commercial Lending Corporation, now part of OneWest Bank; and subprime lender ResMAE Mortgage Company, which is now Bridgefield Mortgage Corporation.