Barbados is an ideal location for conferences and events, whether you organize your business event yourself or you enlist a destinations management company to work out the details for you. Excellent communications services and world-class business facilities ensure that whatever your desire, conducting your business will always be a breeze.
Banks open from 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday – Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday and are closed on all National Holidays. Conversely you can easily use your credit card at most businesses islandwide or withdraw up to $500 USD per day at hundreds of ATM Machines. ATM machines can be found islandwide outside banks or at most 24hr gas stations.
Barbados is home to more than 40 reputable offshore banks and financial institutions whose services and offerings are easily of an international standard.
The US dollar typically has an exchange rate of $1.00 US - $1.98 BDS dollars (roughly two to 1). Major credit cards and US dollars are accepted islandwide. Traveler’s checks in U.S., U.K. and Canadian funds can also be used at many outlets.
Popular financial institutions in Barbados are as follows:
Barbados Public Workers Co-Operative Credit Union - T: 246-430-5200
Barbados Workers' Union Co-Operative Credit Union - T: 246-436-5900
CIBC First Caribbean International Bank - T: 246-367-2300
CIBC Offshore Banking Services - T: 246-376-2400
City Of Bridgetown Co-Operative Credit Union - T: 246-430-5900
First Citizens Bank - T: 246-431-4500
Republic Bank - T: 246-431-5700
Royal Bank Of Canada - T: 246-467-4000
Scotiabank - T: 246-431-3140
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