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A lender is an individual, organization, company, or financial institution that lends money with the expectation that the money will be returned with interest.

For real estate transactions, the lender is any company that makes loans for real estate purchases.

For student loans, the lender could be the borrower’s school; a bank, credit union, or other lending institution; or the U.S. Department of Education.

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