The First Citizens Group is one of the leading financial services group in Trinidad and Tobago and the Eastern Caribbean. The Group offers a full range of retail, corporate and merchant banking services as well as trustee, investments and brokerage services. The Group is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago and First Citizens Bank, which is the largest part of the Group, has an extensive retail branch network in Trinidad and Tobago with a large deployment of ATM and point of sale devices in both islands.
The Group’s growth and expansion has been consistent with highlights such as its acquisition of Caribbean Money Market Brokers Limited (now re-branded as First Citizens Investment Services Limited) in 2009, the largest full service securities trading Company in the Caribbean with offices in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St, Vincent and St. Lucia. Following this was the acquisition of Butterfield Bank in Barbados in August 2012 (now called First Citizens Bank [Barbados] Limited) and the opening of a financial services office in Costa Rica. These acquisitions round out the services that the Group offers its customers, both local and regional, making it possible for us to address every financing or investment need of our customer base. They also provide a physical footprint for the Group in the Caribbean region.
First Citizens has won a number of awards over the years, including Bank of the Year 2017 from The Banker and Safest Bank in ‘T&T’ from Global Finance. Over the years, the Group has also been involved in financing a number of landmark projects across the region and has an asset base of just over TT$42 billion and recorded profit before tax of slightly over TT$1 billion for the last fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.
First Citizens’ strength was further solidified by the reaffirmation of its BBB/A-2 credit rating in October 2018 by one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies Standards and Poor’s.
In 2018, First Citizens celebrated its 25th anniversary, a unique legacy that each stakeholder is proud of. Embracing the challenge to celebrate milestone anniversaries, the Group takes this opportunity to renew its commitment to build rewarding and sustainable relationships through a highly engaged team, versatile and secure technology, and innovative financial services. We look forward to the next 25!
First Citizens Celebrates 5th Cohort of UWI Interns
All Interns receiving their Certificates with Professor Sterling Frost – Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens and Dr. Acolla Lewis-Cameron – Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI A hybrid Closing Ceremony on Friday 6th August, 2021 marked the final day of the First Citizens…
August 25th, 2021
First Citizens drives innovation through its investment in Term Finance
[caption id="attachment_6301" align="aligncenter" width="684"] Ms. Karen Darbasie - Group CEO, First Citizens and Mr. Oliver Sabga - CEO, Term Finance sign agreement while looking on (L-R standing) Mr. Jason Julien - Deputy CEO-Business Generation, First Citizens; Mr. Conrad A. Sabga - Director, Term Finance; Mr. Colin Sabga…
March 17th, 2021
Putting our Communities First!
Cashew Gardens, Carlsen Field 8th December, 2020: First Citizens Bank Limited joined the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) in opening the Cashew Gardens Play Park located at the Cashew Gardens HDC Settlement at Carlsen Field in its ongoing efforts to focus on the…
December 17th, 2020
First Citizens Host Virtual Girls Empowerment Festival
Notwithstanding the challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, First Citizens has forged ahead with the hosting of its annual girls empowerment event First Citizens Girls First Festival. The festival which ordinarily travels across the nation offering teenaged girls an immersive, one-day, activity filled experience, will…
October 8th, 2020
First Citizens UWI Internship Program
The 2020 edition of the First Citizens UWI Internship Program kicked off on Thursday 2nd July 2020. This year the Group has taken on 22 Interns from the Management Studies department and the Department of Computing and Information Technology, UWI. Despite the challenges presented by…
July 8th, 2020