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Fifth Third Bank

Foreign Financial Institutions

Compete globally—leverage our commercial banking services outside the United States.

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Your vital link for international business success

Effective communication is key to international business success. Language and currency discrepancies can mean costly delays and be detrimental to your overall position in the marketplace. To avoid these issues, you need a partner to help you navigate foreign currency exchanges, mitigate risks, and improve your clients’ access to working capital. Fifth Third has a host of commercial banking services designed to work with your institution to provide strategic services for accessing the U.S. marketplace.

Explore our global financial banking services

USD Cash Letters

Swift, accurate check processing is necessary for you to meet the needs of your clients. Fifth Third Bank provides USD check clearing services for non-U.S. financial institutions of all sizes throughout the world and can provide you with:

  • Electronic check processing for greater efficiency
  • The ability to avoid international courier services
  • Fifth Third DirectSM, so you can initiate, manage, and track all your funds transfers through one secure online portal

USD Clearing

Supported by the Federal Reserve's Fedwire® System. Fifth Third Bank’s USD clearing services can help you manage your international wire transfers and reconcilements, including inbound wire receipts and outbound wire initiations, quickly and efficiently. Our clearing services also feature wire information to help you manage day-to-day account reconciliation with:

  • A SWIFT (international wire code) transaction, which is accomplished via straight-through processing, or by our highly experienced operations staff
  • Through the wire transfer function of Fifth Third DirectSM, our Internet banking portal, your wires can be sent using free form or fixed templates
Foreign Exchange

Foreign exchange is a part of every international transaction. These transactions are also subject to exchange rate fluctuations, which create currency risk that can have a negative impact on your company’s margins. We have one of the largest foreign exchange trading desks in North America, so let us help you identify your exposure, measure your risk, and establish a Foreign Exchange (FX) strategy to help protect your business. By partnering with Fifth Third, you’ll benefit from:

  • One of the premier foreign trading networks in the U.S.
  • Eight trading desks located throughout North America
  • Extensive and adept trade execution experience
  • Price competitive solutions from a team you can trust
  • Tailored research to meet your specific needs
  • Educational seminars to keep you abreast of the latest markets trends, accounting changes, and economic pressures