Definition of microlender in US English:

microlender

noun

  • See microlending

    • ‘We also now have micro lenders which are great for small loans of a few thousand dollars.’
    • ‘Demand is already too high for some established microlenders to serve everyone.’
    • ‘In effect, microlenders are operating with a cost structure more closely related to private banking than general retail banking.’
    • ‘To expand faster, microlenders need to tap capital markets.’
    • ‘To grow from, say, 50,000 borrowers to 500,000, the microlenders need to dramatically increase their capital.’