Any commercial bank offers various services to businesses, capital markets and individuals. It is a financial institution where banking for international trade takes place frequently. However, contracts may be difficult to enforce in a few countries. A bank’s role in any international trade is to offer letters of credit to reduce risks and permit transactions to happen without hassle for sellers and buyers worldwide. The commercial bank is a neutral third party in most circumstances where it does not provide a letter of credit.
Commercial banks are intermediaries who move money effortlessly from capital markets to institutions or businesses. They facilitate international business and increase the reliability of the movement of funds. Banks get money from service fees, deposit accounts, LOC (letters of credit) and CDs (certificates of deposit). The services offered by commercial banks include project finance, trade finance, foreign exchange trade and transaction, payroll, corporate finance and lock boxes to collect payments.