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Citigroup’s presence in Trinidad & Tobago is a commitment to providing its clients with state-of-the-art corporate and investment products, services, and solutions for every financial need, in a dynamic global environment. The record of service from the organization in Trinidad & Tobago, to governments and businesses since 1965 speaks for itself. For decades, Citibank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited has been dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and innovative range of global financial products, services and solutions to its valued customers, both locally and regionally. These include Trade Finance and Trade Services, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Cash & Treasury Management Solutions, Electronic Banking & Web-based Solutions, Asset-based Financing, Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory Services, and Commercial Lending. Citicorp Merchant Bank Limited is involved in domestic and international fund-raising services for both public and private sector enterprises. These services include Fund-raising, Bond Underwriting, Bond Trading, Securitisation, Derivative Securities, Structured Financing, and Leasing.

Regionally, Citigroup has offices in Barbados, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica.

History


In 1965 Citi began operating in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad as a 100% owned foreign bank, with a staff of 15.

In 1968 a branch was opened in San Fernando.

In 1980 the Government of Trinidad & Tobago requested all foreign banks to localize. All others left except Citi.

In 1983 Citi signed an agreement with the Government of Trinidad & Tobago to form The United Bank of Trinidad & Tobago Limited, committing 51% of its shareholdings.

In 1987 Citicorp Merchant Bank Limited was incorporated in Trinidad & Tobago.

In 1989 United Bank’s shares were repurchased by Citi, and the bank renamed Citibank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited.

In 2000 Citicorp Merchant Bank opened a marketing branch in Barbados.

In 2001 Citibank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited established a local corporate bank in the Bahamas.

Up to October 1998, Citi’s parent company was known as Citicorp.

On October 8th, 1998 – two financial giants - Citicorp and Travelers Group merge Branches and Affiliates
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