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Institutional Lender

Definition of "Institutional lender"

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  Morris Tate Realtors

  1. Financial intermediaries who invest in deeds of trust and mortgages, and hold them in their own portfolio.
  2. Large financial firm that uses depositors' money to lend to borrowers. Examples are commercial banks and savings and loan associations. Mortgages are a common form of financing. There are stringent government regulations over the activities of institutional lenders.

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