Our History

First Global Bank Limited (FGB) is a commercial bank operating in Jamaica, originating in 1970 as The First National Bank of Chicago (Jamaica) Limited. That organization later changed ownership and was renamed First Jamaica National Bank Limited. It was acquired on March 26, 1993, as a joint venture between Trafalgar Development Bank with 51% of the shareholdings and Grace Kennedy & Co. Ltd. (since renamed GraceKennedy Limited) having 49% of the shareholdings. The bank was then renamed Trafalgar Commercial Bank Limited (TCB).

On November 3rd, 2000, GraceKennedy Ltd. took the bold step of acquiring Trafalgar Development Bank’s majority shares, making TCB a wholly-owned subsidiary of GraceKennedy, one of the Caribbean's largest conglomerates, with several diversified companies in the Caribbean, Europe and North America. Trafalgar Commercial Bank was eventually renamed First Global Bank Limited on January 1, 2002.


First Global Bank (Jamaica) Limited (FGB) is a comprehensive provider of first-rate commercial banking products and services registered to operate in Jamaica by the Bank of Jamaica. FGB is a member of the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Company (JDIC) and the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA).

    FGB's suite of banking product options include:
  • Personal Banking products including Savings / Chequing Accounts, Loans and Mortgages and Credit Cards.
  • SME Business products including Business Savings / Chequing Accounts, Business Loans and Business Credit Cards.
  • Corporate Business products including Corporate Savings / Chequing Accounts and Corporate Loans.
  • Banking Services for both individuals, SME and Corporate Businesses including Online and Mobile APP Banking and Local / International Wire Transfers.

FGB has developed the reputation of redefining the banking experience through its commitment to providing cutting-edge financial solutions with the highest standards of customer service delivery. The bank is responsible for introducing a number of firsts to the Jamaican financial market, including Jamaica’s first mobile banking app, the VISA Debit Card with Chip and PIN security and the innovative automated Video Teller Machines (VTMs).

FGB is currently staffed with just over two hundred employees and an asset base of over US$ 400 million, as at December 2017. The bank operates eight (8) full-service branches across the major urban centres of Kingston, Portmore, Mandeville, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. FGB continues to expand its geographic reach through a series of mini-branches called First Global MoneyLink in communities across the island. FGB also launched Jamaica’s first banking agent service in September 2018.

Our Vision & Mission

VISION: To be the leading digital bank in Jamaica with first-class customer experience

MISSION: To empower people to get ahead in life and business.

VALUES: Our values are summarized in the acronym CITOC - Caring, Innovation, Teamwork, Ownership and Customer Experience.

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Head Office

2 Saint Lucia Avenue
Kingston 5, Jamaica W.I.

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