Rabobank Group is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. Its operations include retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management, leasing and real estate. In the Netherlands, its focus is on all-finance services and, internationally, on retail and wholesale banking and food & agri. The organisation employs more than 59,000 staff in 48 countries.
Rabobank Group has a top rating for creditworthiness, awarded by international rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Dominion Bond Rating Service. In terms of Tier 1 capital, the organisation ranks among the world's twenty-five largest financial institutions.
The local Rabobanks and their clients form Rabobank Group's core cooperative business. The banks are members and shareholders of the supralocal cooperative organisation, Rabobank Nederland, which advises the banks and supports their local services. Rabobank Nederland also supervises, on behalf of the Dutch central bank, the solvency, liquidity and administrative organisation of the local Rabobanks. Rabobank Nederland further acts as an (international) wholesale bank and as a bankers' bank to the Group and is the holding company of a large number of specialized subsidiaries.
Rabobank puts the common interests of people and communities first. Based on its commitment to those interests, Rabobank aims to be a driver and an innovator that contributes to the sustainable development of prosperity and well-being. Its goal is to help people and communities achieve their present and future ambitions. Strengthening mutual collaboration and supplying the best possible financial solutions are the means to achieve that end. Based on this mission, Rabobank Group’s ambition is to be the largest, best and most customer-driven and innovative financial institution in the Netherlands. In the international environment, Rabobank Group aspires to be the best food & agri bank, with a strong presence in the world’s major food & agriculture countries.
In addition, Rabobank Group aims at global excellence in sustainable entrepreneurship and banking, as would befit its identity and position in society. Rabobank believes that sustainable growth in prosperity and well-being requires careful nurturing of natural resources and the living environment and it aims to contribute to this with its activities.