merchant bank

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BritishA financial institution that specializes in services such as acceptance of bills of exchange, hire purchase or installment buying, international trade financing, long-term loans, and management of investment portfolios.

Merchant banks also advise on (and invest own funds in) acquisitions, mergers, and takeovers. The nearest US equivalent is an investment bank.

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I went to the merchant bank and thought they would be able to help me put my finances in order.
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You need to have a good reputation with any merchant bank so that you can continue to borrow from them in the future.
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The merchant bank was contacted to facilitate the transaction which it did quickly and for such a low cost we were pleasantly surprised.
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