FirstCaribbean International Bank has been named a “Bank of the Year” by The Banker magazine. This is part of the prestigious banking publication’s annual awards by Country, with FirstCaribbean chosen for its activities in both Barbados and the OECS.

The Banker awards recognise banks which demonstrate how technology is helping them advance their market position, and show how their banking structure and strategy will equip them for future developments in their market.

Earlier this year, Global Finance Magazine named FirstCaribbean as the Best Emerging Market Bank (Latin America).

Charles Pink, FirstCaribbean’s CEO says, *”To be recognised by external industry observers is very satisfying to us. We are both honoured and humbled by these awards, which reward the efforts and excellence of our over 3,000 staff.”*

FirstCaribbean was created with the merger of CIBC West Indies Holdings Limited and Barclays Bank PLC. It focuses on the needs of the businesses and people of the Caribbean while delivering the global reach of its founding institutions. The merger created **FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited**, headed by Sharon Brown, Managing Director.