Banco di Caribe’s voyage started in May of 1973 in a small single office building in the heart of our vibrant economic center in Punda, Curaçao. Sharing a common dream and bringing diverse skills to the table, Mr. Eduardo de Kort and Mr. Phillip de Jongh joined forces and embarked on a journey to create a bank for the local people, managed by locals with local investments.
At first the bank’s team consisted of 6 individuals, but by 1975 our workforce tripled its capacity and relocated to our current location at Schottegatweg Oost 205, Curaçao. The new office offered better accessibility and more parking spaces, but due to our growth as a company, expansion was necessary in order to accommodate everyone. This led to the construction of the current high-rise building which was completed in 1988.
The voyage which started in 1973 adjusted course and set sail towards other islands in the region and by 1983 BdC opened a branch on our sister island Aruba. In 1987 Bonaire joined our family and finally in November of 2007 we welcomed St. Maarten aboard.
Houston based investment institution Parman International became the majority shareholder of the bank in 2005. In 2006 they also acquired insurance company ENNIA Caribe and investment bank Nibanc. This resulted in a financial co-operation providing both banking and insurance services to all of our customers.
Since opening our doors in 1973 we focused on developing our staff professionally and personally. Considered as an employer of choice within our markets and 350 plus strong, it fills us with pride to say that our employees are the driving force behind our success.
With pride in our history we sail forth, together, strong and dedicated to the further development of our economy while keeping our eyes firmly fixed on the future.