About Rabobank
We emerged from small agricultural cooperative banks, founded by farmers and horticulturists beginning in the late nineteenth century. Formed to provide credit for their members. This cooperative foundation and the philosophy of cooperation underpinning it have remained our guiding principles throughout our over 115-year history.

The founding father of cooperative agricultural credit is Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, a German rural mayor in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In the 1860s, he founded an agricultural credit union that extends local farmers credit from savings collected from local communities. Raiffeisen's concept of the credit cooperative soon takes root in the Netherlands and the first agricultural cooperative banks in this country appear in 1895.

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