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On Tuesday April 6, 2021, ANSA Merchant Bank Group, unveiled ANSA Bank formerly the Bank of Baroda. The ANSA Merchant Bank Group includes the general and life insurance companies, Tatil and Tatil Life. The Group is the only entity locally that provides a full cadre of financial services all under one umbrella. That is, commercial banking, merchant banking and insurance.

Over the next 15 months, ANSA Bank will be investing heavily in technology and artificial intelligent systems as it moves to become Trinidad and Tobago’s first fully integrated, digital bank. Its goal is to offer customised financing to large corporations whilst meeting the needs of medium, small, and micro enterprises. Individual homeowners and entrepreneurial Trinbagonians will also be catered for in an energetic, progressive environment.

The Bank will be led by two experienced bankers, David Dulal-Whiteway, Chairman, and Robert Le Hunte, Managing Director who have over 30 years of local, regional and international banking experience.


Mrs. Kathleen Galy, Head of Retail and Commercial Banking, and Ms. Susan Torry, Senior Manager Operations and Administration, are also spearheading the ANSA Bank charge. They have extensive careers within the banking sector and join the executive team to drive the growth of ANSA Bank into a cutting-edge financial services provider.

ANSA Bank’s staff represent the mix of capabilities required to achieve the Bank’s vision. They are deeply committed to the Bank’s purpose and are passionate about delivering exceptional service to customers and the communities in which the Bank currently operates.

Commenting on the opening of ANSA Bank, Chairman David Dulal-Whiteway remarked: “Our goal is to create a highly-responsive retail bank where our customers find innovative financial solutions suited to their lives in an easy and seamless manner. They will enjoy digital ease-of-doing-business and products that are in line with international levels. We have seen how the importance of these fundamentals have been magnified due to the pandemic.”

Mr. Le Hunte recognises that he is re-joining the banking fraternity with the aim of disrupting it. “ANSA Bank, with its resources, has the flexibility and agility to delve into areas where our competitors may not. International institutions are leaving the region and others are contemplating doing so or have reduced their footprint. We, on the other hand, are putting down even deeper roots and widening our reach. It signifies the Group’s long-term confidence in the economy of Trinidad and Tobago and our desire to be of service to citizens in every area of their lives.  We are excited at the possibilities that creating lasting partnerships with our customers, supported by state-of-the-art technology, will open up. We look forward eagerly to the year ahead and beyond.”

Corporate Communications Department
ANSA McAL Group of Companies
Tuesday 06th April 2021

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