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I want to open a chequing account. What do I do?

To open an account, visit the FGB branch nearest you. For further information, you can reach us by phone at 1-888-CALL FGB (225-5342).

How old do I have to be to open an FGB chequing account?

If you are over the age of 18, you can open an FGB chequing or savings account. A joint account holder is required, however, for account holders under the age of 18.

What is the minimum amount required to open a chequing account?

The minimum amount required to open a chequing account is J$10,000. However, a J$50,000 minimum is required for the Money Market Chequing Account. The minimum amount to open a Foreign Currency Chequing Account is US$500.

Do you have an account designed specifically for students?

FGB's interest bearing savings accounts, provide superior returns for students looking to save for the long-term.

Do you have an account designed specifically for seniors?

All of FGB's accounts are available for senior citizens. Additionally, ask your FGB representative about the FGB Senior Advantage, that gives seniors access to special fees and rates.

Can I order cheques online?

Yes, as an online banking customer you can order cheques online by logging in and placing your order.

What does it cost to order cheques?

Call your FGB representative at 1-888-CALL FGB (225-5342) to find out the current fees for new cheque levies.

How can I stop a payment?

You may request stop payment services for a cheque that has not already been accepted by FGB for processing. A fee will be charged to your account for all stop orders.

Is there a limit on the number of cheques that I can write?

There is no monthly or yearly limit on the number of cheques you can write.

First Global Bank
First Global Bank Limited (FGB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GraceKennedy. The bank started in 1970 as The First National Bank of Chicago (Jamaica) Limited and was in 2002. FGB operates one of Jamaica’s best online and mobile banking platforms called Global Access, 8 main branches located in the urban areas of New Kingston, Downtown, Manor Park, Liguanea, Portmore, Mandeville, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, and is expanding its reach into smaller communities island-wide with mini-branches and banking agents called First Global MoneyLink. 
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  • By phone: 1-888-225-5342
  • By e-mail: fgb@gkco.com
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