ECCB – ECCU rewards commercial banks in 2021 awards


(MENAFN- Caribbean News Global)

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts – The Central Bank of the Eastern Caribbean (ECCB) has recognized CIBC / First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd in Antigua and Barbuda, Bank of Saint Lucia Limited and 1st National Bank St Lucia Limited, for their exceptional banking services. services and demonstration of social responsibility in their communities over the past year.

Banks were honored at the third annual ECCU Bank of the Year Awards ceremony held virtually on December 16 with a live broadcast on the ECCB’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The three institutions were among the nine banks that took part in the 2021 edition of the initiative, winning awards in four categories:

  • ECCU Bank of the Year Award for Customer Service: The CIBC / First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd (Antigua and Barbuda);
  • ECCU Bank of the Year Award for Pandemic and Banking Industry: 1stNational Bank St Lucia Limited;
  • ECCU Bank of the Year Award for Financial Education and Empowerment: The Bank of Saint Lucia Limited; and
  • ECCU Bank of the Year Award for Technological Innovation: 1st National Bank St Lucia Limited.
  • In his remarks at the award ceremony, ECCB Governor Timothy NJ Antoine congratulated all commercial banks and other licensed financial institutions for their service to the region during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “You have seen the ups and downs, you have had the opportunity to close your branches due to staff outbreaks and potential exposure, and yet you have found a way to maintain your services and have continued to serve our people, ”the governor said.

    The governor also congratulated the banks for the role they have played, in collaboration with the ECCB, in helping the populations of the region through the loan repayment deferral program which, at its maximum, affected around 26 000 loans.

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