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May 13th, 2019
VI accounts reportedly affected in FirstBank 'security breach'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With reports that the FirstBank branch in neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has been cancelling debit cards of account holders, following an external security breach, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands that some accounts in the Virgin Islands (BVI) have also been affected.

April 12th, 2019
Scotiabank brings tech to help customers control finances

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Regional Banking institution Scotiabank announces new enhancements to its Alerts feature to give customers more control of their banking.

April 4th, 2019
Banco Popular heading to VG in August 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that the banking institution, Banco Popular will be offering full banking services to the Virgin Gorda community beginning August 2019.

March 14th, 2019
Talks fruitful for return of Banking to VG – Premier

Road Town, Tortola, VI – Banking service is expected to make a full return to the sister island of Virgin Gorda (VG), after several months without a banking presence on the island following the exit of Scotiabank in September of 2018.

January 17th, 2019
Kerry Jordan named to BAFT’S future leaders program

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Bankers Association Finance and Trade (BAFT), an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first time, an employee of a CIBC FirstCaribbean has landed a place in the prestigious programme.

December 12th, 2017
Does one expire with their ID?

Donald E. de Castro

In today’s world many types of security measures have been introduced for the protection and security of nations, governments, businesses and individuals. One of the IDS required by government and businesses is usually a picture ID and in some banks here in the Virgin Islands two picture IDs may be required.

September 25th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Aisha K. Liburd

By N. Johann Earle

If you ever were to meet someone who was comfortable being herself, yet who is ever continuing towards her goal of self-improvement, it would be our Young Professional for this week Aisha Karimah Liburd.

December 7th, 2013
Virgin Islands Customer service; and a very poor retail banking model

By Dickson Igwe

Eternal bank queues, and a small number of customer unfriendly bank tellers and staff are a metaphor for a poor Virgin Islands customer service model. The need for good customer service is a bread and butter matter for the Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands is a non manufacturing, importing country that is totally customer service dependent. Poor customer service is not an option. Poor customer service is a totally unnecessary deadweight, dragging down commerce and industry.


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