Rabobank transfers risk on part of its commercial credit portfolio
Transaction contributes to further optimisation of balance sheet
Rabobank has transferred part of the risk on its commercial credit portfolio involving loans to business customers in Europe and North America amounting to EUR 3 billion. Rabobank’s total private credit portfolio amounts to EUR 418 billion (at 30 June 2017).
Bas Brouwers, Rabobank CFO: ‘This transaction is part of Rabobank’s strategy of further optimising its balance sheet. It means that Rabobank’s risk-weighted assets are reduced by EUR 1 billion. We will use the capital released by this transaction to grant new loans to customers. The transaction with Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) shows that there are increasing opportunities for Dutch pension funds to participate in the funding of business.’ Rabobank and PFZW closed this transaction in the 3rd quarter of this year and closed a similar transaction in January 2014 which involved a portfolio of EUR 3.2 billion.