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DEFINITION of 'Merchant Bank'

A bank that deals mostly in (but is not limited to) international finance, long-term loans for companies and underwriting. Merchant banks do not provide regular banking services to the general public.

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BREAKING DOWN 'Merchant Bank'

Their knowledge in international finances make merchant banks specialists in dealing with multinational corporations.

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