soft loan

A *loan at a very low or zero *interest rate.

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  • soft loan — ➔ loan1 * * *    A loan with an interest rate below the real cost of borrowing, or with no interest rate at all. The Internation Development Association, an affiliate of the World Bank, provides soft loans to developing countries for long term… …   Financial and business terms

  • soft loan — noun 1. One without conditions attached 2. A cheap or interest free loan, usu to a developing country • • • Main Entry: ↑soft * * * soft loan UK US noun [countable] [singular soft …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft loan — soft loans N COUNT A soft loan is a loan with a very low interest rate. Soft loans are usually made to developing countries or to businesses in developing countries …   English dictionary

  • soft loan — Loans which carry relatively low rates of interest and an undemanding programme for repayment of the principal amount. Sometimes the relative softness of the terms is linked to the recipient complying with objectives attached to the loan Easyform …   Law dictionary

  • soft loan — noun count an arrangement in which a country or organization borrows money at a low rate of interest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Soft loan — A soft loan is a loan with a below market rate of interest. This is also known as soft financing . Sometimes soft loans provide other concessions to borrowers, such as long repayment periods or interest holidays. Soft loans are usually provided… …   Wikipedia

  • soft loan — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms soft loan : singular soft loan plural soft loans economics an arrangement in which a country or organization borrows money at a low rate of interest …   English dictionary

  • Soft Loan — 1. A loan with a below market rate of interest. 2. Loans made by multinational development banks and the World Bank to developing countries. Typically, soft loans have extended grace periods in which only interest or service charges are due. They …   Investment dictionary

  • soft loan — /ˈsɒft loʊn/ (say soft lohn) noun (in finance) a loan at below market interest rates, usually by a government to foreign importers, to encourage exports of goods from its own country …   Australian English dictionary

  • soft loan — noun a loan made on terms very favourable to the borrower …   English new terms dictionary

  • soft loan — A special type of government loan in which the terms and conditions of repayment are more generous (or softer) than they would be under normal finance circumstances. For example, the interest rate might be less and the repayment term might be for …   Accounting dictionary


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