Definition of broking in English:



mass nounBritish
  • The business or service of buying and selling goods or assets for others.

    as modifier ‘a broking house’
    • ‘It also sold its money broking business to management in late 2004, for a sum rumoured to be €1m.’
    • ‘In return, JP Morgan will gain access to Cazenove's list of blue-chip corporate broking clients, which include half of Britain's 100 biggest companies.’
    • ‘They were considered an easy-sell by the investment advisory and broking community because they offered a capital guarantee and the upside of equities.’
    • ‘The mortgage broking side of the business was said to be performing extremely well.’
    • ‘And if that was not enough for hapless investors, Evolution Beeson Gregory was dropped as the manager of the group's corporate activities, broking and advising.’
    • ‘In Ireland, Marsh is involved in corporate insurance, broking and risk management services to companies that want protection for their assets.’
    • ‘Many private companies had pinned their hopes on broking houses to procure business for them from the corporate segment.’
    • ‘Mr Wasserstein entered broking in 1977 when he joined First Boston after abandoning a career as an attorney.’
    • ‘Interesting enough, a well-respected New York broking house has said this week that the next bubble to burst will be the US dollar.’
    • ‘DE Ford Insurance Brokers Limited has provided specialist insurance broking services nationwide for some 28 years.’
    • ‘Bank of Ireland is one of Elan's principal bankers and its broking subsidiary, J & E Davy, is the company's broker.’
    • ‘But the real problem for broking houses is that they tend to recommend the stocks they bring to market, in published analysis at any rate.’
    • ‘With most of Bradford's other income coming from mortgage broking, estate agency and property surveying, the decent yield really is at the mercy of house prices.’
    • ‘The delicate state of the world's financial markets has been blamed for a hefty drop in profits at Cazenove, one of the oldest broking firms in London.’
    • ‘For example, say you trade twice a month through a high-street bank's broking service that charges 1% per deal.’
    • ‘It would leave the corporate broking arm and the stockbroking side.’
    • ‘The present regulation should be reinforced to maintain a Namibian asset management and broking industry.’
    • ‘He then ran into Dermot Desmond at an economists' conference in Kenmare, which in turn brought him to Desmond's new broking firm, NCB Stockbrokers.’
    • ‘Retirement Fund Solutions is the second largest focused provider of fund administration and group insurance broking services to Namibian retirement funds.’
    • ‘Bradford has now rolled out its mortgage broking services in most of its high street branches and the process should be completed by the end of the year.’