Trade Services

Our international trade specialists understand the dynamics of the global business environment and leverage our financial resources, technology, and global correspondent banking network to help you manage and build your international business.

Letters of credit

Letters of credit are financial trade instruments used to facilitate international transactions while reducing risk for both buyers and sellers. We provide a full range of letter of credit services including:

  • Commercial letters of credit
  • Standby letters of credit

Documentary collections

Documentary collections provide for control of the shipping documents through the buyers’ and sellers’ banks, and help facilitate payment when the buyer pays or agrees to pay for the goods. With proper approval, collection instructions and bills of exchange may be created online to expedite the submission of collection documents.

CEO TradeSM online trade platform

You can reduce costs and increase efficiency on letters of credit and documentary collections, and open-account transactions through our CEO Trade trade platform, conveniently accessed through Commercial Electronic Office® (CEO®).

Open account programs

As an alternative to traditional letters of credit, open account programs managed through our online CEO Trade platform allow importers to reduce costs and increase efficiency on cross-border trade transactions. Open account trade helps both importers and their suppliers because it streamlines the complete procure-to-pay transaction cycle and automates the document review and approval process.

Greenwich Associates - 2017 Greenwich Excellence


Excellence in Large Corporate Trade Finance

Greenwich Associates - 2017 Greenwich Quality Leader

2015 – 2017

U.S. Large Corporate Trade Finance Quality Leader