Discount House

Primarily operating in the United Kingdom, a firm that buys, sells, discounts and/or negotiates bills of exchange or promissory notes. This is generally performed on a large scale with transactions that also include government bonds and treasury bills.

Also called a bill broker.

In the United States, a discount house can refer to a large retail store that is able to offer consumer durables at discounted prices because of its ability to purchase in bulk and employ expense-controlling practices.

A discount house is a money dealer that participates in the buying and discounting of bills of exchange and other financial products such as money markets, certain government bonds and banker’s acceptances.


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  • discount house — /ˈdɪskaʊnt ˌhaʊs/ (say diskownt .hows) noun 1. the place of business of a discount broker. 2. Also, discount store. a store selling practically all its merchandise at a price often considerably below the usual or advertised retail price …   Australian English dictionary

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  • discount house — A company or bank on the discount market that specializes in discounting bills of exchange, especially Treasury bills …   Accounting dictionary

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