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Awards and Achievements

First Citizens Historical Highlights

First Citizens Bank celebrates over a decade of firsts. Some of these achievements are as follows:

2012:

  • Standard & Poor's and Moody's maintained the Group's investment grade rating at BBB+ and Baa1
  • The Banker Magazine named the Bank as the Best Bank in Trinidad & Tobago and one of the Top 1,000 World Banks

2011:

  • Standard & Poor's and Moody's maintained the Group's investment grade rating at BBB+ and Baa1
  • Global Finance rating as one of the Safest Emerging Markets Banks in Latin America

2010:

  • World Finance's "Best Bank 2010"
  • Global Finance - Rated among the top 5 safest Banks in Latin America and the Caribbean

2009:

2008:

  • Standard & Poor's Rating Service – affirmation of its counter-party credit rating and CD rating of 'BBB+/A-2'
  • First Citizens achieved the rating of the two US$100 million Bonds Issued on the international market by First Citizens (St. Lucia) Limited were also affirmed at 'BBB+'

2007:

  • Published the First Citizens Story in the form of a book entitled "On Becoming First".

2006:

  • The Bank shrunk its non performing loans to 0.8%, the lowest in the sector (two percent is the industry norm).
    Opened the Bank's first Financial Centre the Movie Towne, which concentrated on high-end services rather than day-to-day retail services.

2001 to 2006:

  • Highest international credit ratings for an indigenous bank from Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investor Services Inc.

2005:

  • First Bank to establish an Energy Focused Investment Mutual Fund.
  • 'The Banker' chose First Citizens as Bank of the Year.

2004 & 2005:

  • First indigenous financial institution to issue to US$100M bonds in the international financial market.

2004:

  • Became the third largest Bank in the country with assets of over $7 Billion Dollars.

2003:

  • Rated First in Soundness, Banker Magazine. First and only local bank to be accepted into International Finance Corporation's B-Loan programme.

2002:

  • "Bank of the Year," Latin Finance.

2001:

  • First and only Bank to be awarded the Tyrone Samlalsingh Pinnacle Award for e-innovation (Awarded again in 2003 and 2005).

2000:

  • First Bank in the English-speaking Caribbean to launch an Internet Banking Service.

1995:

  • First Citizens introduced MIDAS, the first online, real-time cash-management system for companies and statutory bodies. This service was upgraded in 2002.

1994:

  • First local bank to issue an international VISA Gold Credit Card.Standard & Poor's Rating Service – affirmation of its counter-party credit rating and CD rating of 'BBB+/A-2'

 

 

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