Focus on the pronunciation of merchant bank
English definition of “merchant bank”
› BANKING a bank that does business with large companies and governments, providing them with finance and with advice relating especially to shares, bonds, etc. and takeovers (= occasions when one company buys another): The company has called in a city merchant bank to advise on its options. → See also investment bank merchant banking noun [U] › He spent a year in Bombay setting up HSBC's merchant banking division there.