Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “merchant bank”

merchant bank

noun [C]
 
 
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]
(Definition of merchant bank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of merchant bank?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “merchant bank” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More