This week we speak with Monique Franks, Research Officer – Strategic Planning and Projects Department about the Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECPCGC), which is designed to increase access to finance for small and medium size enterprises.  

The five governments in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), which issue Treasury bills and bonds on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM), raised $1.2 billion from a record 59 auctions in 2017. The funds raised by the governments were used mainly for debt refinancing. Participation in the RGSM was predominantly from the financial institutions […]

Senior Officials of ECCU Social Security Systems gathered at the ECCB Headquarters on 8 March 2018 for a Forum on Investment Policy. We present to you remarks delivered by Governor Timothy N. J. Antoine at the opening ceremony of the Forum.  

Governor, Timothy N. J. Antoine met with the media in Antigua and Barbuda on 23 February as part of his 2018 country outreach mission. In this episode of ECCB Connects, we bring you Part 2 of the media engagement where the Governor fielded questions related to Blockchain technology, Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Corporation, Fiscal […]

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a FinTech pilot on blockchain technology in the ECCB member countries. During the pilot, the ECCB will work closely with Bitt Inc. to develop, deploy and test technology which focuses on data management, […]

The Ninetieth Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on 16 February 2018, under the chairmanship of the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit. 1.0 Monetary Stability Council received the Governor’s Report on Monetary and Credit Conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency […]

Is your property insured? Insuring your property means protecting your family! Marvin Herbert, Unit Manager, SAGICOR Life Inc – St Kitts, explains that property insurance is not about protecting the building; it is about securing the safety and well-being of your family.

Customers of commercial banks operating in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) can now access the schedule of selected fees and charges by the respective banks from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s (ECCB) website. The ECCB Monetary Council approved the publication of the selected fees and charges by bank and territory on the ECCB website […]

Grenada has been so successful in persuading people to pay US$200,000 to become citizens of the Caribbean island that a unique clause in warrants linked to bonds restructured in 2015 is expected to trigger, giving holders a share in revenues from the citizenship fees. READ MORE HERE     INTERNATIONAL FINANCING REVIEW

Have you started to plan for your retirement?  It’s not too early. In fact, the key to a happy retirement is to start planning now.  Dr Robertine Chaderton, Financial Consultant, explains the stages of retirement and the steps you should take to help ensure your golden years are indeed golden.  

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