An example of a 'carry' (See carrying) which takes place on the LME, this is the sale of near-dated futures and purchases of longer dated futures. On other markets such an intramarket spread trade it is known as 'selling the spread'. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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lend lend [lend] verb lent PTandPP [lent]
1. [intransitive, transitive] BANKING if a bank or financial institution lends money, it lets a person or organization borrow it on condition that they pay it back, with an additional amount as interest, usually gradually over an agreed period of time:

• Once again, the government is encouraging banks to lend.

lend something to somebody

• Last year, financial institutions lent over $30 billion to new businesses.

— see also overlend
— lending noun [uncountable] :

• stiff controls on bank lending

2. [transitive] to let someone borrow money from you or use something that you own, which they will give back to you later:
lend somebody something

• Can you lend me $20 till Friday?

lend something to somebody

• Neighbouring countries offered to lend rescue equipment to the city authorities after the earthquake.

3. lend strength/​support to support or help someone or something:

• The bond market rally yesterday also lent some strength to the stock market.

• The dollar's weakness has lent support to precious metals prices.

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lending UK US /ˈlendɪŋ/ noun [U] BANKING, FINANCE
the activity of lending money to people and organizations which they pay back with interest: lending to sb »

Lending to borrowers with lower credit scores increased sharply during 2005-6.

increase/cut/raise lending »

In the first half of the year, the Bank increased its lending by almost 50%.

lending rises/increases/falls »

UK mortgage lending fell by a record £2.3bn in April.


Equity prices have been hit sharply by the US sub-prime lending crisis.


business/consumer/corporate lending


bank/commercial/subprime lending


lending company/institution/market


lending practices/figures/growth

See also BANK LENDING(Cf. bank lending), MORTGAGE LENDING(Cf. ↑mortgage lending), PREDATORY LENDING(Cf. ↑predatory lending)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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