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Individual Account Opening Requirements

  • Accounts for persons under 18 years must be joint with an adult; the adult must fulfill the account opening requirements.
  • Original documentation is required.
  • Some of our products such as Investments/ Mutual Funds, Credit Cards and Loans require additional documentation
  • The Bank reserves the right to request additional information/documentation if deemed necessary.

 

For further information telephone us at (868) 62-FIRST 

 
The Bank reserves the right to request additional information/documentation if deemed necessary.
 

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Nationals

 PROOF OF IDENTITY

One valid form of T&T identification:

  • National Identification Card OR
  • Drivers Permit (accepted with Birth Certificate to confirm nationality) OR
  • Passport

 

PROOF OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

The document must not be older than 3 months. Any one (1) of the following may be used:

  • Utility or Cable bill - Mobile phone bills are not accepted. Additional documentation is required, when the utility or cable bill is in the name of another person.

              - SPOUSE - Marriage Certificate

              - PROPERTY OWNER - Copy of the owner’s photo identification AND completed Address Verification Letter. Click here to download the Address Verification Letter

              - LANDLORD - Lease Agreement AND Rent Receipt (dated not older than 3 months)

              - PARENT – Birth Certificate

  • T&T Government Issued documentation e.g. Tax Assessment, Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) letter/ statement
  • Statement from a Financial Institution
  • Mortgage Deed

 

PROOF OF INCOME/ SOURCE OF DEPOSITS

  • Payslip (not older than 1 month) OR
  • Job Letter (not older than 3 months)
  • If retired - Pension letter from the Government/ Private Institution outlining payment details

 

Payslips and/or job letters should at minimum, indicate the Employer/ Company name, amount and frequency of income, and job title of employee.

Housewife/Unemployed – Letter from contributor of funds stating monthly ‘allowance’ with a copy of contributor’s identification and job letter/ payslip.

T&T Nationals residing outside of Trinidad and Tobago for an extended period are required to provide a Bank Reference (see Foreign Nationals).

Foreign Nationals

 Original documentation is required. When original documents cannot be provided, copies should be certified by a T&T Embassy/ Consulate Office or Bank as a true image of the original.

 

 PROOF OF IDENTITY

  • Valid Passport

 

 PROOF OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

  • For residents of T&T: Requirements as stated for T&T Nationals OR Letter of Appointment/ Employment Contract stating local address
  • For residents outside of T&T: Foreign Utility Bill OR Foreign Bank Correspondence


PROOF OF INCOME/ SOURCE OF DEPOSITS

  • Requirements as stated for T&T Nationals
  • For foreign nationals employed in T&T a Valid Work Permit OR CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Skills Certificate is also required

 

BANK REFERENCE

The letter must:

  • Be prepared on Bank letterhead, dated, signed and stamped/sealed by an authorised signatory; and
  • Confirm the existence of a banking relationship or past banking relationship (duration and/or opening date)

 

For further information telephone us at (868) 62-FIRST
 

All our Customer Agreements are located on our Home Page. For our Agreement to Establish an Account please click the link below:
View our Individual Customer Agreement here
 
 

 

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