finance
noun
  1. money used by a company, provided by the shareholders or by loans

    Example

    Where will they get the necessary finance for the project?

    (Note The US term is financing)
  2. money (used by a club, local authority, etc.)

    Example

    She is the secretary of the local authority finance committee.

verb

to provide money to pay for something

Example

They plan to finance the operation with short-term loans.

"...an official said that the company began to experience a sharp increase in demand for longer-term mortgages at a time when the flow of money used to finance these loans diminished" [Globe and Mail]

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