Following another positive year of continuing profitability and financial strength in the face of challenges related to a wider economic slowdown, in 2017 Trinidad and Tobago’s banking sector is poised to play a key role in supporting new growth. While the demand for credit has slowed somewhat in light of volatility in oil prices, liquidity in the banking system has remained high. Executives in the sector expect the economy to begin rebounding in late 2017 and into 2018. In the meantime, they are seeking to maintain a competitive edge and increase their readiness to deal with the increasing pace of technological change.
This chapter contains an interview with Anya Schnoor, Managing Director, Scotiabank; and President, Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago.