Bank History

  The Belize Bank Limited carries a tradition of excellence in service as the first and oldest continuous banking operation in Belize. The Bank of British Honduras was incorporated in December 1902 and opened for business in 1903. In 1912, its operations were purchased by the Royal Bank of Canada beginning the second era of operations which lasted until 1987. In April of 1987, the Royal Bank operations were purchased by the Belize Bank - a group of local investors - commencing the third era of Belize's longest uninterrupted banking operation totaling over 100 years of service to Belize. The Belize Bank values its tradition of service, built on sound banking experience and the highest ethical standards. With more than BZ$880 million dollars in assets, and BZ$147 million in capital reserves and a track record of consistent growth, the Belize Bank is a pillar of strength, stability and integrity in the Belizean economy. The Belize Bank remains the dominant player in the banking industry in Belize, comprised of 5 banks and the only branch network covering the entire country (12 branches). With more than 41% market share of loans, and 37% share of deposits, the Belize Bank continues to be the leader in an increasingly sophisticated and competitive banking environment.