Mizuho International was founded in London in 1975. It is a subsidiary of Mizuho Securities, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group. ‘Mizuho’ means ‘abundant rice’ in Japanese.
Mizuho International works with corporate clients, providing a range of financial products and services. As well as London, the company has offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan and Madrid.
Mizuho also has a dedicated treasury division that provides foreign exchange and deposit-taking. The securities division allows clients to access debt capital markets in the United States, Japan and Europe.
Mizuho International Products and Services
Mizuho International offers its corporate clients a wide portfolio of products, including:
Mergers and acquisitions
Import and export
Current accounts are available for certain customers. Mizuho also offers security agency and global custody services.
Trade finance products that are available include letters of credit, supplier finance, structured finance, commodity finance and receivables finance. The cash management division covers e-banking, SWIFT connectivity services, actual pooling and a cash concentration service.
Available export solutions include letters of credit (confirmation), letters of credit (forfaiting), invoice discounting and silent payment guarantees. For import, supply chain finance, trade finance and export credit finance are available.
Mizuho International’s structured finance product portfolio is also vast and includes real estate finance, structured trade finance, project finance, leveraged finance, ship finance, ship finance and securitisation.
Mizuho’s corporate finance products work to meet both long and short-term financial goals for every client, with a worldwide network that provides an efficient and adaptable service to large international corporations.
Mizuho International Security
In the UK, Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority.