acquirer meaning

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  • Noun: acquirer  u'kwI(u)ru(r)
    1. A person who acquires something (usually permanently) 
    2. A corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock 
    3. The financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card 
    4. A credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
      - merchant bank [Brit]

    Derived forms: acquirers

    See also: acquire

    Type of: bank, banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, financial institution, financial organisation [Brit], financial organization, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

    Encyclopedia: Acquirer

  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    a company that wants to buy and take control of another company :

    The media group is seen as a likely acquirer of the two television channels.


  • [Finance]
    A firm or individual that is acquiring something.


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