Definition of reintermediation in US English:



  • 1The transfer or bringing back of borrowing and investments from an outside credit business into the banking system.

    1. 1.1 The insertion of middlemen into transactions between producers and consumers.
      • ‘In addition, several authors have described the process of disintermediation and reintermediation that occurs as a result of the use of B2B e-commerce.’
      • ‘In this new decade, it will largely be about reintermediation.’
      • ‘The beauty of reintermediation is that it enables a company to extract the best of the Web and then offer up a manageable menu of services.’


1970s: from re- + intermediate + -ation.