Rabobank, N.A. is the primary US subsidiary of Netherlands-based Rabobank Group. It operates about 120 bank branches, agricultural field offices, and financial service centers in Central and Southern California. The bank offers commercial and consumer loans, trust and investment services, Visa credit cards, and checking, savings, and time deposits, among other products and services. Rabobank Group entered the US in 2005 when it bought Valley Independent Bank, which was founded more than 20 years earlier by local farmers and business owners to serve agricultural concerns. The strategy mirrors that of Rabobank Group, which was founded by Dutch farmers in the 1890s.