What is another word for moneylenders?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌnɪlˌɛndəz] (IPA)

Alternative terms to refer to moneylenders would include loan sharks, financiers, usurers, creditors, and lenders. Each term has a slightly different connotation, highlighting specific characteristics of these professionals. Loan sharks, for instance, typically charge exorbitant interest rates and may engage in illegal activities to secure repayment, giving the term a negative connotation. On the other hand, financiers imply a higher level of professionalism and often offer more mainstream investment opportunities. Usurers are similar to loan sharks, but may be legal lenders who charge excessive interest rates. Creditors are simply individuals or institutions that lend money, while lenders encompass a broader category of those who offer credit to individuals or businesses.

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Usage examples for Moneylenders

The old miracle of the prophet and the meal and the oil is outdone immeasurably in our days, for they go there poor one year, and go home rich; in four years they become moneylenders, all by a trust in that gracious providence that takes care of legislators' salaries.
"The Art of Public Speaking"
Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Thus we leave the pre-Academic Oxford a flourishing town, with merchants and moneylenders.
Lang, Andrew
Already the moneylenders sitting on their chests form a veritable nightmare; but with fresh debts by the thousand million sterling being contracted, there is great danger that the mass-peoples beneath will be worse paralysed and broken even than they are now-unless, indeed, with a great effort they rouse themselves and throw off the evil burden.
"The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife"
Edward Carpenter

Famous quotes with Moneylenders

  • I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them - which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.
    Muhammad Yunus
  • Capitalists and their predecessors—slaveowners, moneylenders, merchant-investors—owe their very existence to the State. In early times, concentration of political and spiritual power precedes economic stratification in society.
    Peter Gelderloos
  • "The moneylender and his wife," he said indifferently, jerking his head over his shoulder. "It is always the same in any revolution. The moneylenders are always the first to go."
    Christopher Wood (writer)
  • Maybe it's low-wage work in general that has the effect of making you feel like a pariah. When I watch TV over my dinner at night, I see a world in which almost everyone makes $15 an hour or more, and I'm not just thinking of the anchor folks. The sitcoms and dramas are about fashion designers or schoolteachers or lawyers, so it's easy for a fast-food worker or nurse's aide to conclude that she is an anomaly — the only one, or almost the only one, who hasn't been invited to the party. And in a sense she would be right: the poor have disappeared from the culture at large, from its political rhetoric and intellectual endeavors as well as from its daily entertainment. Even religion seems to have little to say about the plight of the poor, if that tent revival was a fair sample. The moneylenders have finally gotten Jesus out of the temple.
    Barbara Ehrenreich

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