International Banking

Our International Banking Group leverages our extensive global experience to help your business grow with custom-tailored solutions specific to your international needs.

  • Foreign Exchange
    • Spot contracts
    • Foreign drafts
    • Forward contracts
    • Forward window contracts
    • Non-deliverable forward (NDF)
  • Export-Import Bank Working Capital Guarantee Loans
  • Trade Services
    • Standby letters of credit
    • Commercial letters of credit
    • Documentary collections
    • Export credit insurance
  • Global Cash Management
    • Multi-currency accounts

Our expert bankers are dedicated to earning a long-term relationship with your business and to providing strategic, customized solutions to help you minimize obstacles and maximize opportunities.

View our International Banking brochure (PDF)

Foreign Exchange Services

Spot contracts
Send and receive foreign currency wires with competitive rates.

Foreign drafts
Send checks in foreign currency drawn on foreign banks with your vendors. Or deposit your foreign currency drafts from your customers with Bridge Bank. We’ll convert them to USD and deposit them into your account.

Forward contracts
Protect yourself from adverse foreign currency volatility by locking in exchange rates today for value at some future time.

Forward window contracts
Similar protection as a forward contract only more flexibility with the dates of settlement.

Non-deliverable forward (NDF)
Provides the same protection as forwards in markets that don’t have a freely traded currency, like the Taiwan Dollar, Korean Won, or Brazil Real to name a few.

Ex-Im Bank Working Capital Guarantee Loans

The Export-Import Bank (EXIM) seeks to expand U.S. exports by encouraging lenders to make working capital loans to U.S. business for export-related activities. Bridge Bank was given the prestigious designation of High Plus Delegated Authority by EXIM because of our proven record of expertise with the program to leverage your foreign receivables and export-related inventory.

Trade Services

Standby letters of credit
While most commonly used to support domestic lease obligations, standby’s can also be used to facilitate your international business for things like Performance Bonds or Bid Bonds.

Commercial letters of credit
A commercial letter of credit substitutes the credit rating of a bank with that of an importing party. If you are importing, Bridge Bank can open an import letter of credit for your customer. We also serve to negotiate or advise your export letters of credit.

Documentary collections
Similar to a letter of credit, we can assist you with your documentary collection needs (documents against payment and documents against acceptance).

Export credit insurance
We can assist you in finding export trade credit insurance to protect against commercial and political risk.

Global Cash Management

Multi-currency accounts
Hold balances in some of the world’s most popular currencies, simplifying and allowing you to better manage foreign currency receivables and payables.
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