To build and maintain leadership in the domestic financial services industry through prudent and strategic growth led by our merchant banking activities.
To create a successful and lasting financial services group that is built on a foundation of sound business principles, and continuously creates value for our shareholders
ANSA Merchant Bank is a Commercial and Investment Bank that is publicly quoted on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
For over 40 years, we’ve provided financing, investment, and wealth management solutions to individuals, businesses and sovereigns, both locally and regionally.
For our economy to perform it needs capital and credit to be extended generously and efficiently, and we sit at the centre of those flows in our marketplace.
Our core services at ANSA Merchant Bank are:
Our Business Banking unit offers attractive financing solutions so businesses can purchase or lease various business assets such as vehicles, equipment or machinery, as well as, to fund large-scale development and expansion projects.
Our Corporate Line of Credit and Debt Consolidation loans are designed to help businesses optimise their all-important cash flow by providing flexible ways to use the equity in their existing assets.
Our Investment experts help individual and corporate clients develop financial growth strategies designed to achieve their goals and build their portfolios.
Our Mutual Fund opportunities are especially popular with small investors and those new to investing, as well as our more seasoned customers who continue to reap great returns over a longer term.
Products in our Treasury Division include Fixed Deposits and Treasury Bills. Both instruments provide flexibility and optimum financial results for our Corporate and Retail clients. The Foreign Exchange desk is licenced by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to transact business in most major currencies.
ANSA Merchant Bank’s Wealth Managers have guided High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth individuals and their families for generations. Our personalised strategies preserve and grow their wealth portfolios, both fulfilling their desires and meeting their objectives. We are trusted and respected by our clients, who enjoy a discreet service backed by decades of professional experience.
The Corporate and Investment Banking Division acts as a financial intermediary, bringing together investors (local, regional and global) to participate in large capital raising initiatives. With both Primary and Secondary desks, the Division underwrites and distributes securities, and creates innovative packages for inclusion in portfolios by investment managers.
On March 3rd, 1977, the first iteration of ANSA Merchant Bank was created in the form of Amalgamated Finance Limited.
Amalgamated Finance was an entrepreneurial venture of the ANSA McAL Group, designed to offer creative financial solutions to local individuals and businesses.
It was also one of the first wholly indigenous banks in Trinidad and Tobago.
Amalgamated Finance joined forces with Robert Fleming and Co. of Great Britain to become Fleming ANSA Merchant Bank.
The ANSA McAL Group purchased Republic Bank’s shareholding of Amalgamated Finance and changed the name to ANSA Finance.
ANSA McAL Group went on to acquire Fleming’s 50% interest in ANSA Finance. This allowed them to merge the operations of the Merchant Bank and ANSA Finance into ANSA Finance and Merchant Bank Ltd. The 7.5 million shares issued to the public were hugely oversubscribed.
ANSA Finance and Merchant Bank was finally rebranded to ANSA Merchant Bank when TATIL and TATIL Life were acquired from parent company ANSA McAL Group.
ANSA Merchant Bank expanded its regional footprint by acquiring The Consolidated Finance Company (CFC) of Barbados from ANSA McAL Group.
The Bank made the move into retail banking by acquiring the operations of Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited from Bank of Baroda (India). This new addition is now known as ANSA Bank, and its mission is to lead Trinidad and Tobago into the digital banking space.
On December 1, 2021, Consolidated Finance Co. Ltd. (CFC), which has always specialised in vehicle financing, was rebranded as ANSA Merchant Bank (Barbados) Limited and has expanded its offerings to include the same banking services as ANSA Merchant Bank in Trinidad and Tobago.
We still have the same entrepreneurial spirit that motivated our founders all those years ago.
Our clients benefit from a comprehensive range of Banking and Financial Services that touch every aspect of their lives and businesses.
At the core of our business is our culture – the environment that surrounds us day to day. It is one of human-to-human collaboration and respect, and caring deeply about our colleagues, customers, and shareholders.
The fabric of our culture has helped us withstand the tests of time. Our character, expertise and leadership have seen us safely through the stress and volatility of so many market crises and challenges. We continue to sail a steady ship.
With all the innovations in financial services, it’s an exciting time to be in banking. Changes are being driven by technology, and customers are benefitting from simpler and more convenient ways of doing their banking.
We’ve been ramping up our IT infrastructure and are now at the cutting edge of banking technology, with new products and services in the digital space that are exciting our customers.
We are investing heavily now so we can anticipate the future needs of those we serve. Banking is a global service and we intend to be there for our customers wherever they are in the world.
ANSA Merchant Bank is recognised as a world-class financial institution benefitting from select global partnerships.
We are enthusiastic about the economic future of our region, and committed to continuing our growth and development for the benefit of our customers and our shareholders.