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Financial Services and FinTech

According to a recent report by PwC “Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services” FinTech and financial services are coming together forming a broad ecosystem of different businesses seeking partnerships. The report...

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The US Supports Guyana in developing a modern AML/CFT Framework.

The Government of Guyana recently acquired an iBase (intuitive intelligence data management application) license from IBM to boost the country’s AML structures.  The software will allow Guyana’s financial intelligence unit to map, store, import...

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Bahamas presents its case to Moody’s.

Minister of Finance of the Bahamas, Peter Turnquest presented his administration’s strategic plan to Moody’s in an effort to avoid a credit ratings downgrade.

Moody’s originally placed the Bahamas’ Baa3 credit rating on review for a downgrade if...

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Greater supervision needed for overseas Chinese banks.

Following a recent spurt of AML/CFT blunders by overseas branches of Chinese banks including Bank of China, Industrial Commercial Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China, Chinese authorities are looking to step up AML scrutiny.

Yan Lixin,...

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Annual Economic Survey 2016

The Central bank of Trinidad and Tobago has published the Annual Economic Survey 2016. The following are some main points:

  1. The economy contracted further in 2016 by 2.3%. Oil and natural gas production fell by 9.1% and 13.2% respectively. All...
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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) launches new website.

Upon assuming office, one of the first items on the agenda of the new Governor, Mr. Timothy Antoine, was the revamping of the ECCB website. The Governor indicated that he was aiming for a modern and visually appealing website which made it easy...

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Barbadians take to the streets

More than 20,000 Barbadians took to the streets this week to march against the austerity measures imposed by the Freundel Stuart administration.

The protestors highlighted frustration at the deteriorating relationship with the private sector and...

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