When you choose Global Transaction Services to provide your trade services, you are joining 15,000 corporations and financial institutions, in over 70 countries, who have chosen to partner with a market leader. In selecting Citi, you benefit from:
- Wide-ranging, integrated services
- Global reach, local service
- Unmatched infrastructure
- A partnership approach
- Trade expertise
- State-of-the-art technologies
Citi encompasses a truly integrated range of Trade services designed to meet your needs. Our information, risk mitigation, financing and settlement solutions support your entire value chain—from procurement to processing to post-sales. You are assured of receiving a wide array of traditional and customized trade products and services, all with embedded risk mitigation properties.
Global reach, local service
You gain immediate access to the largest proprietary network in the world, spanning nearly 100 countries and a correspondent network of 3,000 banks. This global capability, backed by local expertise at both ends of your transactions, facilitates cross-border trade settlement with the security and efficiency you demand. Our global reach is supported by local customer service to ensure that you have the support to expand your business around the globe.
Delivering highly automated processing of large transaction volumes and high value deals, our regional operational infrastructure is unmatched in scale. Advanced imaging and data communication systems link our four regional processing centers—in Penang (Malaysia), Mumbai (India), Lewisham (UK) and Tampa (U.S.)—for an around-the-clock trade operation that processes nearly 2 million trade transactions annually.
A partnership approach
In Citi, you have a partner who understands the way you manage your business. More than 1,500 dedicated trade professionals around the world provide you and your clients with consistent, high-quality trade solutions. Whatever your trade requirements, we have the solutions and services to optimize transaction turnaround times, accelerate funds flow timing, and structure a solution that is suited to your specific needs.
We know trade. Our Trade Advisory teams, located in regional centers, have in-depth expertise in the intricacies of markets and trade products in different geographies; they can provide you with customized solutions. Among other things, they recognize your need to comply with various local regulatory requirements and the latest government rules affecting how buyers finance their purchases.
Citi is committed to developing and using state-of-the-art technology and risk mitigation techniques. We maintain an ongoing investment in advanced global imaging and transaction processing technologies, such as our Web-based CitiDirect® Online Banking.