bad bank

UK / US noun
Word forms "bad bank":
singular bad bank plural bad banks economics
a bank created by the state to buy private banks' bad debts (= money owed to them that will never be paid) so that the private banks can continue to lend money

The Swedish government chose to establish two bad banks, Retriva and Securum.

The "bad bank" scheme would involve taxpayers having to take on billions of pounds in risky assets.


English dictionary. 2014.

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