The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago was established by an Act of Parliament on December 12, 1964. At that time it was given the following mandate, which remains our mission statement to this day:
"The Bank shall have as its purpose the promotion of such monetary, credit and exchange policies as would foster monetary and financial stability and public confidence and be favourable to the economy of Trinidad and Tobago."
The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago is widely respected as a monetary policy authority and guardian of financial stability grounded in international best practices. Our policies are credible and transparent and inspire confidence in the domestic currency. Our actions foster the growth and development of the economy and improve the well-being of our citizens.
As a knowledge based institution, the Central Bank will provide visionary and dynamic leadership and work to position Trinidad and Tobago as the financial centre of the region.
As an employer of choice, the Bank’s major strengths are the integrity and high intellectual calibre of its employees. Staff demonstrates a sense of achievement, pride and ownership of the core values of the Bank. Our working environment recognises and encourages teamwork and rewards individual and collective excellence, initiative and creativity thus enabling the organisation and its staff to achieve their full potential.
Our Core Values
Integrity - Our integrity is the cornerstone of our credibility and the public’s confidence in what we do.
Excellence - Our pursuit and recognition of excellence are the basis for our individual professionalism and for our superior organisational performance.
Teamwork - As members of the Central Bank family, we draw the mutual support and added strength through our teamwork to achieve the desired results.
Leadership - Leadership that focuses on critical issues, key results and genuine concern for our people is vital to achieving optimal performance.
Service - Using resources, skill, ingenuity and experience to effect benefit to consumers.