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Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago


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The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago is the central bank of Trinidad and Tobago. It is established in 1964 by an Act of Parliament and located in Eric Williams Plaza, Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad.


In particular, the Bank's main responsibilities are to issue and redeem currency; maintain monetary and financial stability; act as banker to the government as well as the commercial banks and protect the external value of the Trinidad and Tobago dollar.

The Central Bank is the only institution in the country which is authorised to issue currency notes and coins. The Central Bank is responsible for the design of the currency; the maintenance of its integrity and providing an adequate supply of currency to satisfy the needs of the public. The Bank’s monetary policy objectives and tools have had to constantly adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing domestic and international economic environment. The monetary policy framework of the Bank has as its primary objectives, the maintenance of:

  • a low and stable rate of inflation;
  • an orderly foreign exchange market; and
  • an adequate level of foreign exchange reserves

As the bank enters and operates in the 21st century, it is continuously evolving to improve its operations to meet and exceed international best practices. Today the Bank not only plays an important role in the financial sector but also in the overall development of the country.

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago HQ Location Map

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
HQ Address: Eric Williams Plaza
Independence Square
Port of Spain
Tel: +868 625 4835
Swift Code: CBTTTTPS
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
Banking Hours:
Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 2.00pm


Like all other central banks in the world, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago must be well managed and pursue a goal-oriented approach, as consistent as possible with international best practice. The National Bank also responsible in determined the Prime Rate in Trinidad and Tobago.

List of banks governed by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
» Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited » Citibank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited » First Citizens Bank Limited
» Intercommercial Bank Limited » Republic Bank Limited » Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited
» RBTT Bank Limited » First Caribbean International Bank (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited

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