CIBC FirstCaribbean Celebrates 100 Years in the Caribbean

On 1st November 1920, CIBC opened its first branch in Kingston Jamaica, marking its arrival in the Caribbean. That year, it went on to open branches in Havana, Cuba and Bridgetown, Barbados.

Today, CIBC is a major shareholder in CIBC FirstCaribbean, having joined forces with the Barclays Caribbean operations in 2002, in a merger that created one of the largest financial services institutions in the region.  CIBC FirstCaribbean operates in 16 countries the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. 

As we mark 100 years in the region, we are taking a look back at our bank over the years. The online archive shows some of the bank’s offices, its people and the innovations in banking it has brought to the region.

This archive is by no means complete, and we are inviting our employees, pensioners, clients and other stakeholders to contribute to  our growing collection. If you wish to submit a photo of any CIBC/CIBC FirstCaribbean memorabilia, please contact us at [email protected]