Britannia Merchant Bank & Trust
Britannia Merchant Bank & Trust (BMBT) is a fully-regulated international bank, based in St. Lucia.
Drawing on the established financial expertise of its parent company, Britannia Financial Group, Britannia Merchant Bank & Trust (St. Lucia) Ltd. offers a broad range of tailored financial solutions for individuals, corporations and institutions that are not considered residents of St. Lucia. The Bank holds a ‘Class A’ international banking license.
HMBT offers a modern full-suite banking service that is built on traditional values such as trust, integrity and transparency. We aim to deliver the highest levels of client service at all times and our goal is to build high-value, long-term relationships with all of our clients. Through a team of experienced bankers, we are able to provide the following banking services:
Private banking servicesWe offer a comprehensive range of secure banking products and services including bank accounts, credit and debit cards, certificates of deposit, checking accounts, loans, and international money transfers.
Multi-currency bank accountsMulti-currency bank accounts are suitable for both corporate and individual clients and enable funds to be held in specific currencies without the risk of conversion. Clients have instant access to their funds and can monitor account movements 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world, through the use of our advanced online banking platform.
Our relationship management service is a personalised banking service which includes the appointment of a dedicated Client Account Manager who takes care of the client’s day-to-day banking needs and can assist with wealth management planning.
International banking and investments
This service is designed for clients that desire access to international investments but do not have a need for day-to-day banking services. HMBT offers clients access to a diverse range of investment products across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, property and alternative assets.
Leveraging its industry expertise, HMBT offers corporate and institutional clients solutions for liquidity management, payments and currency management, trade finance, escrow services and financial advisory services.
Why St. Lucia?
Located in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is a leading international banking destination that benefits from flexible legislation, political stability and low levels of taxation, making it an attractive location for investors, International Business Companies (IBCs), trust companies and mutual funds.
A fast-growing international financial centre, St. Lucia offers a host of international financial services and investment opportunities that provide unprecedented diversification prospects. International Business Companies benefit from high levels of client confidentiality and anonymity, no audit or reporting requirements, low annual government fees, and can also elect to be exempt from paying tax.
With a reputation for integrity, St. Lucia has a strong regulatory framework in place that includes anti-money laundering policies which meet the standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Offshore banks are supervised and regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), which, through the application of international standards and practices, aims to promote St. Lucia as a trustworthy financial jurisdiction, and ensure consumers are protected.
The modern legal and financial framework in St. Lucia, combined with the ease of doing business on the island and the high standard of personalised banking services available make the jurisdiction an attractive, secure and reliable destination for offshore banking.