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Trade solutions to help you gain a competitive edge

Our Global Trade Solutions team offers traditional trade and supply chain expertise and a full spectrum of domestic and international trade solutions.

We can help your business

  • Secure and strengthen your relationships with key commercial partners
  • Assume a stronger position to manage the negotiation phase of commercial contracts
  • Be more competitive and agile when operating in, or expanding to, specific markets
  • Provide incremental and innovative sources of liquidity related to your supply chain and trade flows
  • Deliver solutions to help mitigate payment risk when you are selling or exporting, and product quality and sourcing risk when you are buying or importing
  • Extract incremental value from your supply chain and trade flows to meet financial targets

Our global trade products

We offer a full set of trade productsfootnote1 to meet your needs.

    Conventional products

  • Standby letters of credit
  • Export letters of credit: Confirmation and discounting
  • Import letters of credit
  • Documentary collection

    Structured trade finance

  • Trade cycle financing and trade loans
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States financing

      Working capital solutions

    • Supply chain financing
    • Receivable purchase programs
    • Trade payable programs (supplier finance programs)
    • Inventory solutions (offered through BNP Paribas)

Trade finance expertise

Our global trade expertise and resources set us apart from our peers

    As a Bank of the West client, you can also benefit from:

  • The global resources of our parent company, BNP Paribasfootnote2—one of the world’s largest financial groups with a presence in 74 countriesfootnote3
  • Our strong local footprint across the U.S. with a team of seasoned senior trade managers
  • High credit ratingsfootnote4
  • A comprehensive product suite including best-in-class solutions to meet your business needs

    Bank of the West serves 1,100 finance clientsfootnote5 in the United States and, with our parent company BNP Paribas, we have more than 300 trade finance professionals. BNP Paribas has 93 Trade Centers around the globe to meet your needs wherever your business may go.

    Recent accolades for BNP Paribas include:

  • Best Bank for Trade Finance in Emerging Marketsfootnote6
  • Best Bank for Supplier Finance in 2016 – Globalfootnote7
  • Ranked #1 with large European corporates for trade financefootnote8

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In North America

and around the world

The client
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with 62 offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, they have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission-critical issues.

The results
To achieve its goal of doubling in size by 2020, A.T. Kearney sought to increase its credit facility by adding a new banking partner in 2014. They chose Bank of the West based on our understanding of their business needs, ability to put our global network to work for them, and the strategic solutions we offer to help enhance their global competitiveness.

Today, in addition to serving as their EMEA treasury bank (covering 27 countries), our team provides A.T. Kearney with foreign exchange, money market, commercial card and ePayables, and standby letters of credit fronting.

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Bank of the West has become one of our key banking partners for international expertise. Their global treasury management, foreign exchange, and global trade solutions make it easier for us to do business in other countries.
—Christine Laurensfootnotefootnote9

CFO, A.T. Kearney

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