Definition of 'credit crunch'
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Spending on financial regulation has tripled to 1.2billion a year since the 2008 credit crunch. The Sun (2016)He lost more money in the credit crunch than anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There will be many books on the financial crisis and the credit crunch. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The credit crunch then scuppered a sale for the second time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Credit crunches of various kinds have caught bankers out many times before. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here, people are dealing with the credit crunch by saving money. The Sun (2008)The only thing we want to know is where we find a billionaire who has still got all of his money after the credit crunch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So many experts and insiders have written about it that anyone can master the credit crunch, given the will. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As Stanford tried to pull in more money, the credit crunch was taking its toll. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These consisted of queries such as: 'Is there really going to be a massive credit crunch disaster? Times, Sunday Times (2008)A sharp downturn, political turmoil or a credit crunch could spell disaster for both the bank and the trading company. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In a credit crunch, as money gets tighter, it should be easier to make the connection between spending and working. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If the credit crunch is hitting you hard, chances are you'll be heading down to your local charity shop for a bargain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On the other hand, the big uncertainty is that we don't have a real clue yet about the economic impact of the credit crunch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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