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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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Finally, Jeff Kaiser, who has been with Mercantile Bank of Michigan for 15 years, will assume role as head of Risk Management Department.
Mercantile with assets of about $3 billion operates 48 banking offices in central and western Michigan.
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Dillard's had been interested in purchasing Mercantile since early 1997 and discussed a possible deal at each of its regularly scheduled board meetings from November until February.
The merger is now expected to be completed as of June 1, with the companies operating as Mercantile Bank Corp.
We are thrilled to have the New York Mercantile Exchange Charitable Foundation support Big Apple Fest.
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mercantile Bank Corporation is the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan, which operates seven full-service banking offices in Grand Rapids, Holland and Lansing, Michigan.
Mercantile Bancorp owned Mercantile Bank, Royal Palm Bank and Heartland Bank.
Look at my favorite example -- the Chelsea Mercantile.
Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) has closed on a repurchase of trust preferred securities that were being auctioned as part of a liquidation of a pooled collateralized debt obligation, the company said.
Awerkamp, who has served as president and CEO of the company and as chairman of Mercantile Bank since 2007.