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Broker's Loan

A loan to a broker or brokerage by a bank. Brokers take out broker's loans usually to fund margin accounts for their clients, but also to fund underwriting purchases. Occasionally, brokerages borrow these loans to buy securities for themselves as well. Broker's loans are payable on 24 hours notice, and carry interest rates that are about one point higher than short-term rates. See also: Broker call loan.
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call money


money at call and short notice

CURRENCY (notes and coins) loaned by the COMMERCIAL BANKS to DISCOUNT HOUSES. These can be overnight (24-hour) loans or one-week loans. Call money is included as part of the commercial banks’ RESERVE ASSET RATIO.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005