. Finance: Flow of investors’ funds into bank deposits, from non-banking investments such as real estate or stock market. Reintermediation occurs when interest rates are rising or when there is too much uncertainty in the financial markets regarding the risks, or too much confusion regarding the returns potential. Opposite of disintermediation.

2. Internet: Re-emergence of the traditional middleman the intermediary in new forms. For example, portals such as PetroChemNet bring buyers, sellers, traders, and distributors of chemicals together, and mediate as trusted third-parties between parties that are total strangers to one another.

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