Rabobank is the world's leading specialist in food & agribusiness banking.
Headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the bank provides financial services to more than nine million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1900 offices and branches in 42 countries.
A cooperative bank, Rabobank is owned by its 369 member banks in the Netherlands.
The bank has a AAA credit rating and in 2006 was ranked as one of the world's safest private banks by Global Finance magazine. It is one of the world's most recognised financial institutions.
In New Zealand, Rabobank operates in three core areas of the food & agribusiness banking market, providing:
* finance to farmers and primary producers
* business banking services to middle-market businesses operating beyond the farm gate in the beverage, food & agribusiness sectors
* sophisticated financial products and services to large co-operatives and corporations in the food & agribusiness industries.
In 2006, Rabobank launched an online banking service in New Zealand called RaboPlus. The new online service broadens Rabobank's activities into the mainstream market while still maintaining a firm commitment to the food and agribusiness sector.
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