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Relating to trade or commerce; commercial; having to do with the business of buying and selling; relating to merchants.

A mercantile agency is an individual or company in the business of collecting data about the financial status, ability, and credit of individuals who are engaged in business. Once this information is compiled, it is sold by the agency to its customers, who are known as subscribers. Mercantile agencies are known as credit bureaus in current usage.


adjective business, commercial, exchange, financial, fiscal, industrial, market, merchandising, monetary, trade
Associated concepts: mercantile law, mercantile paper
See also: commercial, industrial, retail
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Mark Augustyn, with 19 years of relevant experience and a founding employee of Mercantile Bank of Michigan, will assume the position of West Region president and senior lender.
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Board of directors of Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of USD0.
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