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


  • 2023 Bank of the Year – Trinidad & Tobago by LatinFinance


  • #1 in Top 10 for Soundness by The Banker Magazine


  • 2021 Bank of the Year – Trinidad and Tobago by LatinFinance
  • 2021 Bank of the Year Trinidad and Tobago – Banker Magazine – (The Bank of the Year awards are held annually by the Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication based in London, UK, and are bestowed upon institutions that have set the industry for banking excellence globally.)


  • Bank of the Year Caribbean 2020 – LatinFinance 


  • Bank of the Year 2017– The Banker
  • Safest Bank in T&T 2017 – Global Finance


  • Euromoney Award for Banking Excellence 2016 – Best Bank in Trinidad


  • First Citizens wins another award: Best Banking Group 2015 – Trinidad and Tobago from World Finance
  • Standard and Poor’s reaffirms First Citizens counter-party credit rating of ‘BBB+/A-2’


  • First Citizens wins two World Finance Awards: Best Retail Bank Trinidad and Tobago and Best Commercial Bank Trinidad and Tobago


  • First Citizens Bank Limited Initial Public Offering – 48, 495, 665 Ordinary shares
  • Euromoney Award for Excellence 2013


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


  • 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


  • World Finance’s “Best Bank 2010”
  • Global Finance – Rated among the top 5 safest Banks in Latin America and the Caribbean


  • World Finance – Best Bank Trinidad & Tobago World Finance Banking Award 2009
  • Latin Finance – LatinFinance Bank of the Year 2009
  • The Banker Magazine – Bank of the Year 2009

Our List of Firsts


  • First Bank to establish an Energy Focused Investment Mutual Fund
  • First indigenous financial institution to issue US$100M bonds in the international financial market.


  • First and only local bank to be accepted into International Finance Corporation’s B-Loan programme.


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


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


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


  • 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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