GBTI – Guyana’s Number-One Bank


Driven by a commitment to its customers and their communities, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) offers a full range of customized financial services and products to businesses and individual consumers. At GBTI, businesses, including sole proprietorships, can open bank accounts, work with credit advisors to take out loans, use GBTI’s services to process payroll, and make international business transactions through the bank’s extensive network of correspondent banks. GBTI also offers practical services to help local businesses, including safe deposit boxes, the ability to pay utility bills at any GBTI branch or ATM, and night deposit bags to drop off cash receipts after the business day. 

Services for individual consumers include:

  • Savings accounts: GBTI offers a number of savings accounts tailored to different customers’ needs. For example, the Primelife Savings Account is designed for people over the age of 55 who wish to optimize their savings in retirement. For children under 17, the Early Savers Club provides an excellent way to learn about money management. Other GBTI savings accounts include the Statement Savings, which is linked to the bank’s ATM service. For all savings accounts, GBTI uses the account’s minimum balance for the quarter to calculate interest, which is then paid in late April and October.
  • Chequing accounts: Customers can order personalized cheques for making payments and other financial transactions. 
  • GBTI cards: Available at no extra charge, GBTI’s Kaieteur Classic Debit Card is accepted at 20 ATM Money Zone locations and 235 point-of-sale terminals in Guyana. The bank also offers the GBTI VISA Gold and Classic Credit Cards, which can be used at over 25 million merchants in 145 countries around the globe.  

As Guyana’s top banker, GBTI has numerous locations and is accessible to people across Guyana. The bank maintains 12 branches, including in Georgetown, Bartica, Port Kaituma, and Lethem, and employs more than 600 Guyanese people. The bank’s experienced management team and employees hold themselves to a high standard of work and embrace innovative banking.