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International Banking

Your global presence requires our sophisticated services.

International business comes with unique challenges we can help you address. While we're known as a community bank in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, we also have the specific knowledge to help you leverage our International Banking services for maximum benefit and peace of mind.

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Competitive pricing and expert advice

Quickly process U.S. and foreign currency payments and collections.

  • Wire transfers: Send and receive from more than 70 countries.
  • Foreign currency drafts: Bank checks payable in multiple foreign currencies.
  • Foreign cash letters: Cost-effective method for clearing checks drawn on foreign banks or denominated in foreign currency.
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Get competitive exchange rates, hedging, efficient transaction processing and market news.

  • Speak with live foreign exchange specialists.
  • Process spot transactions, forwards, non-deliverable forwards, and options.
  • Leave overnight buy and sell orders.
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Eliminate or minimize foreign exchange volatility.

  • Forward contracts: Lock in foreign exchange rates to protect profit margins and costs.
  • Non-deliverable forwards: Decrease your risk in emerging markets when standard options aren't available.
  • Swap contracts: Simultaneous purchase and sale of one currency for another with two different value dates (typically spot to forward).
  • Option contracts: Customize your currency strategy to fit your risk mitigation needs.
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Manage political, credit, and performance risk associated with international business.

  • Import letter of credit: Guarantees payment to the seller only when the documents presented are in compliance with the letter's terms.
  • Export letter of credit: Minimizes your risk of nonpayment by foreign buyers; issued by an overseas bank on behalf of its customer.
  • Import documentary collection: Typically used when both the importer and exporter are creditworthy and well known to one another; a payment method in which the exporter's bank remits shipping documents to us and in turn, we release these documents to the importer against payment in full.
  • Export documentary collection: We act as an intermediary to control and expedite payment for export transactions.
  • Standby letters of credit: Commonly issued in favor of suppliers to support an ongoing purchase of goods and in cases where banks are precluded by law from issuing letters of guarantees.
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