Best Trade Finance Banks

Following are some of the best trade finance banks around the world:

BNP Paribas - It is a European leader in global banking and financial services. Global Finance Magazine named BNP Paribas 'Best Trade Finance Bank' 2007 in Europe and in France. In addition, it is ranked 11th of the world leading companies, 1st among French enterprises, 1st worldwide in terms of assets, 7th in the global banking sector and 2nd bank in the euro zone (‘Global 2000 Forbes’ 2010).

Scotiabank - The bank provides a full range of specialized international trade services, including business financing, foreign exchange, access to the world's largest funding sources, and more. It has been recognized as the Best Trade Finance Bank in Canada by Global Finance. In addition, it was rated amongst the top 10 best performing financial services firms in the world, according to consulting group Oliver Wyman©.

Korea Exchange Bank - KEB was named the 'Best Trade Finance Provider in Korea' and 'Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Korea' for 2010 by Global Finance. It received the highest scores in a number of categories, including trade volume, regional influence, customer service, price competitiveness, and innovative system.

Credit Suisse - In 2007 Credit Suisse has been awarded the title "Best Trade Finance Bank in Switzerland" for the seventh consecutive year by "Global Finance", the independent and renowned magazine. The bank offers services in all areas of trade finance from short term documentary credits to long term export finance.

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