Wholesale Money

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DEFINITION of 'Wholesale Money'

Funds borrowed by corporations, in high amounts, through financial institutions. Wholesale money is a way for large institutions to obtain capital without having to issue shares or bonds. These loans will usually be issued by large financial institutions and banks to long-standing, financially secure companies and have a lower-than-average interest rate.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Wholesale Money'

The advantages of this type of loan are the quick availability and immediate use of the funds. For example, these funds may be used by a company to quickly act on an opportunity which might otherwise be missed.

Wholesale money is obtained as a loan and therefore requires periodic payments, much like a bond, but requires less time and effort than a bond or new-stock issue.

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