- An entity that issues a financial asset. The New York Times Financial Glossary
* * *issuer is‧su‧er [ˈɪʆuə, ˈɪsjuə ǁ ˈɪʆuər] noun [countable]1. a person or organization that officially gives something such as a document to people who need or want it:
• Several credit card issuers now charge an annual fee for the use of their card.
• Another stimulus to the market has come from issuers buying back bonds.ˌcorporate ˈissuer FINANCEan issuer that is a company rather than a government organization:
• Among the biggest corporate issuers was El Paso Natural Gas Co., which offered $575 million of debt securities.muˌnicipal ˈissuer FINANCEan issuer that is a local government organization:
• State and local governments, as well as other municipal issuers, are offering higher yields to attract investors.3. BANKING a bank or government that issues currency in the form of banknote S and coins, making them officially available:
• The Bank's function as the issuer of currency notes is separate from its banking activities.
* * *issuer UK US /ˈɪʃuːər/ noun [C]► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a company, government, or organization that offers shares, bonds, etc. for sale: bond/equity/warrant issuer »
You'll get your principal back at maturity, provided the bond issuer doesn't default.»
corporate/municipal issuer► a person or company that supplies, publishes, or makes something available: credit-card/debit-card issuer »
Credit-card issuers increased their efforts to collect bad debts.»
ticket/certificate issuer► MONEY a bank or government that officially makes available currency and coins: »
The country's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings were cut two levels.
Financial and business terms. 2012.