Banking in focus at the first Barbados International Business Association luncheon seminar for 2015

Commercial banking is an important support service for the international and domestic business sectors in Barbados. However, the global financial crisis has fundamentally changed the way that banks operate. Increased regulatory oversight, security threats, and responding to fluctuating economic fortunes are some of the pressures being brought to bear on the banking environment. How banks […]

By Business Barbados

January 20, 2015

Commercial banking is an important support service for the international and domestic business sectors in Barbados. However, the global financial crisis has fundamentally changed the way that banks operate.

Increased regulatory oversight, security threats, and responding to fluctuating economic fortunes are some of the pressures being brought to bear on the banking environment. How banks respond to these pressures has implications for commercial and private clients, and for Barbados as it seeks to further define its niche as an international business and financial services centre.

To address these issues, the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) will hold its first luncheon seminar for 2015: “Banking in 2015 and Beyond: Managing Risks, Meeting Expectations”, in collaboration with The Barbados Banking Association, on Friday, January 23, at the Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point, St. Michael, from 12 to 2 pm.

The luncheon seminar, which will take the form of an in-depth panel discussion, will feature an experienced line-up of banking professionals to discuss how their banks are responding to this ever-changing, ever-challenging environment in 2015 and beyond, and the implications for the rest of the business community and the wider Barbados.

Panellists will be Susan Torry, General Manager, Retail Banking at Republic Bank (Barbados) Ltd; Helga Clarke, Legal Counsel & Corporate Secretary at the Bank of Nova Scotia; Debbie Browne, Manager, Legal & Compliance at First Citizens Bank, Mark St. Hill, Managing Director, Retail, Business and International Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean; and Juditha Nurse, Compliance Officer at Royal Bank (Barbados) Ltd.

To register, please email biba@biba.bb or call 4342422/4362422.

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