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Merchant banks traditionally specialised in trade related finance (hence their former description as 'accepting houses'), underwriting of new issues and provision of corporate advice.   
 
Merchant banks traditionally specialised in trade related finance (hence their former description as 'accepting houses'), underwriting of new issues and provision of corporate advice.   
  
The term 'investment banks' - which orginated in relation to similar banks in the US - is now more generally used for these banks.  These banks provide a wide range of services in the money, capital and securities markets.
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The term 'investment banks' - which orginated in relation to similar banks in the US - is now more generally used for these banks.   
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These banks provide a wide range of services in the money, capital and securities markets.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Investment bank]]
 
* [[Investment bank]]
 
 

Revision as of 09:11, 22 August 2013

Merchant banks traditionally specialised in trade related finance (hence their former description as 'accepting houses'), underwriting of new issues and provision of corporate advice.

The term 'investment banks' - which orginated in relation to similar banks in the US - is now more generally used for these banks.

These banks provide a wide range of services in the money, capital and securities markets.


See also