Definition of 'underwrite'
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The cost of underwriting share issues has more than doubled. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has persuaded the banks to reduce their fees for underwriting the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The heavily discounted price appears to have been necessary to ensure that the issue was fully underwritten by the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bankers said that the dearth of new issues meant that fees for underwriting new equity issues had also plummeted this year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The rights issue is fully underwritten. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The largest have enough capital to underwrite issues themselves and see no reason why they cannot cut out the big investment banks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That the City makes excessive profits underwriting rights issues looks beyond dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For decades a handful of specialist American insurers have underwritten bonds issued by local governments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Finally, no pressure would be put on the company to have its issue underwritten. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)They have not made a profit in 17 years from underwriting insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Names typically provide only 40p of capital per pound of insurance they underwrite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has now brought its insurance and underwriting services in-house. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Insurance underwriting is again the centre of its focus - a core competence rather than an expensive habit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)THIS international group focuses on insurance broking and underwriting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That restructure merged the investment bank's debt and equity underwriting businesses and combined its stock and bond sales units. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One of the main areas of concern for shareholders is the fees that a consortium of investment banks will charge for underwriting the rights issue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They wanted to make it easier and cheaper to offer banking, insurance and underwrite share issues under one roof. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is part of the underwriting discipline the company insists on, which means walking away from business that does not offer a proper return. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Taxpayers are to be liable for clean-up bills running into many billions of pounds as ministers quietly underwrite the insurance costs of the nuclear industry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other financial apprentices end up working in banks as branch or business commercial relationship managers, or as broking or underwriting supervisors at insurance companies. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Indonesian coalminer that he co-founded said yesterday that he was thinking about underwriting a rights issue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fully underwritten rights issue will no doubt be offered at a deep discount of between 20 per cent and 30 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The worry is that this trend makes it easier for companies to get an issue underwritten, without putting a convincing long-term investment case. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Bank entry will mean that, in the case of a new issue of securities, there will be more bidders to underwrite the issue. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)Currently the underwriting consists of a standby arrangement in which the lead banks will underwrite any rights issue, all the way down to just 5p a share. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'underwrite'
British English: underwrite VERB
If an institution or company underwrites an activity or underwrites the cost of it, they agree to provide any money that is needed to cover losses or buy special equipment, often for an agreed fee.
The government will have to create a special agency to underwrite small business loans.
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