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Jamaican Firsts | Happy 55, Ja!

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is pleased to celebrate with all Jamaica the major milestone of 55 years of Independence. As a relationship bank offering a full range of market-leading financial services, we are focused on providing for the country's needs with our wholesale banking, retail business banking and wealth management segments.

The Jamaica operation is one of 17 in a regional network which leverages almost 250 years of combined integrity and knowledge of banking of our predecessors, Barclays Bank PLC and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, which merged in 2002 to form FirstCaribbean International Bank, later renamed CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, in 2011.

Our bank has had a long-standing relationship with the people of Jamaica, helping to build the nation over the past 55 years.

Mindful of the needs of the communities we serve, we have strategically developed a network of branches that serve a range of customers - corporates, farmers and entrepreneurs.

We offer cutting-edge products backed by state-of-the-art technology, including online banking and ATMs dispensing both local and foreign currency.

Giving back

Corporate social responsibility is very important to us and we are serious about responding to the needs of the communities we serve, and are committed to giving back to our brothers and sisters in tangible ways.

The bank allocates substantial funding to worthwhile causes in Jamaica and the Caribbean through the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, ensuring that annually, more than US$1 million is channelled to support such important causes around the region like Food For The Poor and the construction of homes for needy families.

We look with pride to the next 55 years.