The Local Member Rabobanks and their members and customers form the Rabobank Group’s cooperative core business. These banks operate at the heart of society and are involved, nearby and leading. Customers can formalise their involvement with their Local Member Rabobank by becoming members and participate in discussing and deciding their bank’s policy.
The Local Member Rabobanks are in turn members and shareholders of the umbrella cooperative Rabobank Nederland. Rabobank Nederland serves the Local Member Rabobanks and the group divisions. Rabobank Nederland provides market support to businesses, retail customers and private banking customers through activities including new product development.
The composition of the Rabobank Group is characterised by a strong interrelationship stemming from its cooperative roots. In addition to national and international subsidiaries, the Rabobank Group holds minority stakes in a number of companies. The Rabobank Group has operations in 47 countries, including the Netherlands, with 766 branch offices worldwide (excluding the Netherlands).