credit squeeze

 Government anti-inflation policy where raising interest rates reduces consumer and business borrowing.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • credit squeeze — ➔ squeeze2 * * *    A credit squeeze occurs when the supply of money is unable to keep up with demand, causing interest rates to rise and exacerbating the borrowing position. A credit squeeze can also be a government imposed situation to rein in… …   Financial and business terms

  • Credit squeeze — A credit squeeze occurs when interest rates rise and new credit is difficult to access. At such times, marginal borrowers, or those who have borrowed at the end of any debt induced asset bubble , get squeezed out of further borrowing, and a… …   Wikipedia

  • credit squeeze — a restraint or limitation of credit. [1950 55] * * * credit squeeze noun A method of controlling the money supply in an economy by imposing restrictions on the amount of credit available to individuals and businesses, used by governments as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • credit squeeze — lack of credit, severe restriction on the allotment of credit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • credit squeeze — a restraint or limitation of credit. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • credit squeeze — /ˈkrɛdət skwiz/ (say kreduht skweez) noun 1. restriction by a government of the amount of credit available to borrowers. 2. the period during which the restrictions are in operation …   Australian English dictionary

  • credit squeeze — Fin a situation in which credit is not easily available or is subject to high interest rates …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • credit squeeze — A government measure, or set of measures, to reduce economic activity by restricting the money supply. Measures used include increasing the interest rate (to restrain borrowing), controlling moneylending by banks and others, and increasing down… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • credit squeeze — / kredɪt skwi:z/ noun a period when lending by the banks is restricted by the government …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • credit crunch — ˈcredit ˌcrunch noun [singular] BANKING ECONOMICS when borrowing money becomes difficult because banks are forced to reduce the amount they lend: • One reason for the credit crunch is that bankers fear that regulators are more likely to classify… …   Financial and business terms


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