Our Bank also offers payment solutions to allow more convenient payments from your customers as well as to make automatic periodic payments to third parties (i.e. GEBE / UTS / TelEm)
Letter of Credit
- A Commercial / Documentary Letter of Credit, as a primary payment mechanism for a transaction. This Letter of Credit should be requested when the supplier is expecting to receive payment for their shipment from or through The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. that issued the Letter of Credit rather than from your business. This Letter of Credit is a guarantee of payment for a single transaction / shipment from a supplier. If your business has multiple transactions / shipments throughout the year from one supplier, it may be more appropriate to consider a Standby Letter of Credit.
- A Standby Letter of Credit, as a secondary payment mechanism. A Standby Letter of Credit is a guarantee of payment in the event that your business defaults on a payment. It is used when the delivery of goods is in form of partial or multiple shipments and is not restricted to a single transaction. This Letter of Credit can be utilized for subsequent business transactions over a period of time on a continuous basis to the extent of limit sanctioned.
To get a letter of credit or for more information, follow the procedure:
Schedule an appointment or simply contact for more information John Hodge at John.Hodge@wib-bank.net
call (1-721) 546 2107
or Gwendolyn De Cuba at Gwendolyn.Decuba@wib-bank.net
call (1-721) 546 2109.
Required documentation in preparation for an appointment:
- A proforma invoice.
- Chamber of Commerce Excerpt, Shareholder Registry and Articles of Incorporation for the Business.
- Picture ID of managing director(s) and owner(s) of the business.
- 3 years of most recent Financial Statement and 3 year projections.
- Recent Salary slip of Owners (if they receive a salary from the business).
- For purchasing equipment: Quotations of equipment to be purchased.
- For purchasing property: A recent appraisal of existing property (and any additional developments for which financing is being requested).
- All required permits for business and building (if applicable).
- Documentation on third party requirements for the Letter of Credit.
Pay Your Bill Automatically (TelEm / UTS / GEBE)
To set-up automated payments follow the instructions:
- Go to Third Party Company i.e. TelEm / UTS / GEBE and request an automatic payment contract for the funds to be deducted automatically at the end of the month from your Windward Islands Bank account.
- Bring the document to nearest branch at the Sales and Service Office to be stamped by the Bank.
- Return the document back to the respective third party company.
Local / Foreign Cashier's Cheques
- Local Cashier's Cheque: The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. offers Local Cashiers Cheques as some suppliers on the island only accept these cheques as a form of payment. These cheques will always be honored as the funds are deducted from the customer's account prior to issuing the cheque.
- Foreign Cashier's Cheque: The Windward Islands Ltd. Bank offers Foreign Cashier's Cheques.
To get local / foreign cashier's cheques:
Easier Payments from Customers
If you would like to add your business to the Vendor List, download the vendor application form, complete it and forward it to:
You can also address the document to Jeffrey Rombley or Marsha Richardson and drop it off at the nearest Windward Islands Branch.