Translation of thrift in Spanish:

thrift

economía, n.

Pronunciation /θrɪft//θrɪft/

noun

  • 1

    (frugality)
    economía feminine
    ahorro masculine
    before noun thrift account cuenta de ahorro(s) feminine
    • thrift shop / store tienda que vende artículos de segunda mano con fines benéficos
    • No wonder, many victims readily conclude that thrift and self-reliance are useless and even injurious and that spending and debt are preferable by far.
    • Not to do so would be wasteful, an offence against Scottish thrift and against her tireless spirit.
    • His frugality and thrift were particularly notorious.
    • But however many millions it may cost to support the monarchy in all its pomp, the Queen sets a shining example of thrift and prudence.
    • Americans have long been very consumption-oriented while the Chinese and other East Asians value thrift.
    • We're a Yorkshire company and we will maintain our Yorkshire values - thrift being one of them,’ he said.
    • The annual awards recognise the efforts made by school principals, teachers and parents to encourage the habit of regular saving, thrift and money management.
    • The merchant's large estate, he maintained, was the result of ‘honest industry, forecast, prudence, thrift.’
    • To the contrary, perhaps we can claim that much of our economic stability has been built up by the sensible thrift of a vast section of the community.
    • At least in some parts of New England, where we still take the values of thrift and conservation seriously, it is the responsible citizen who hangs out, not just environmental zealots.
    • How has the UK moved from being a nation that held up thrift as a virtue and considered debt a vice, to owing a trillion pounds on mortgages, credit cards and other loans?
    • Values such as solidarity, thrift, cleanliness and self-discipline were regularly identified as characteristic of them.
    • Why do you think that it's important to teach kids, especially in a wealthy family like yours, the value of thrift?
    • Battling the elements, espousing values of thrift, industry and resourcefulness, the film has the feel of a ‘Boys' Own Adventure’.
    • You, as an organisation pride yourself on teaching your members the values of thrift and prudence.
    • I agree that thrift and self-reliance are important values, but so are tolerance and the fair-go principle of maximising equality of opportunity.
    • Bert's attention to thrift played out one evening after a Microbiology Resource Committee meeting.
    • Thus there was little incentive to develop ‘dainty dishes’ for main courses, and even less when thrift and economy were considered more important than flavour.
    • Economic Calvinism holds the doctrine that industry, thrift, and economic success is evidence of one's predestination.
    • Her household was run with thrift and economy - she always made her own jam, bottled fruit, made cakes and pastry and was never without her knitting and sewing.
  • 2US

    (savings bank)
    caja de ahorro(s) feminine
    • Around this time, Stephen Smith, a lumber merchant from Pennsylvania, was the largest shareholder in a thrift named Columbia Bank.
    • The nation's banks and thrifts have increasingly staked their loan portfolios on the mortgage and home-equity businesses.
    • The Resolution Trust Corp., which disposed of the failed thrifts, had a simpler task because the banks were already in receivership.
    • Merger mania within the publicly traded thrifts occurred in the late 1990s.
    • The Fed oversees banks and thrifts, manages the nation's money, and influences the economy.
    • The thrifts were looted by borrowers, who used inflated appraisals and phony financial statements to obtain funds they had no hope of paying back.
    • Nonfinancial borrowing from banks and thrifts has fallen since the mid-1970s to a modem-day low of 22 percent and 9 percent respectively.
    • Ellison delivered a 19.7% return by sticking to regional banks and thrifts with clean balance sheets.
    • Large thrift banks in California imitated market entries of other large thrifts.
    • They permitted the thrifts to enter the commercial real estate loans market, at the same time raising the maximum deposit covered by federal insurance from $40,000 to $100,000.
    • Banks and thrifts held $491 billion of home equity loans on their books at the end of 2004, up 91% from the end of 2002 and more than 40% in 2004 alone.
    • Wal-Mart insists its financial plans don't depend on owning a bank or a thrift.
    • Superior's cost could drag the thrifts ' insurance fund below 1.4% of deposits.
    • Superior Bank, an Illinois thrift, failed this summer because of its exposure to subprime loans.
    • The official banking system is trying to crackdown on these unregulated thrifts but since the thrift funds have strong connections to certain political groups, chances of a regulatory intervention is very low.
    • Parsons was chief executive of Dime Bancorp, a New York thrift savings bank, for five years from 1990.
    • Having bought up numerous thrifts in the aftermath of the Savings & Loan crisis, he says, WaMu ended up with purchases that ‘came with some baggage.’
    • A third set of factors pertains to the market specialization of different institutions - after accounting for the regulatory contrasts among banks, thrifts, credit unions, and indies.
    • Banks, thrifts, and credit unions collected a record $37.8 billion in service charges last year.
    • A decade ago, thrifts got themselves into trouble because they made residential and commercial real estate loans for inflated amounts to borrowers who could not pay.
    • G&L Internet Bank, the nation's only Web-based financial institution catering to gay people, may close in January, according to a notice filed with the federal office that oversees thrifts.