noun British Finance.
a private banking firm engaged chiefly in investing in new issues of securities and in accepting bills of exchange in foreign trade.
Words nearby merchant bank
Origin of merchant bank
First recorded in 1900–05
OTHER WORDS FROM merchant bankmerchant banker, nounmerchant banking, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for merchant bank
(in Britain) a financial institution engaged primarily in accepting foreign bills, advising companies on flotations and takeovers, underwriting new issues, hire-purchase finance, making long-term loans to companies, and managing investment portfolios, funds, and trusts
Derived forms of merchant bankmerchant banker, noun
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