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First Global Bank offers a unique commercial banking experience that takes your special needs into consideration. Our focus is making sure that wherever you are in the world, you have access to world-class financial services created with you in mind. Welcome...

How to Open an Account

  1. Please print and complete the customer information form available online.  (Call our Customer Care Centre for assistance as needed)
  2. Please provide 2 references from any of the sources listed below (must be notarized)
    • Applicant’s overseas bank
    • Notary Public
    • Applicant’s employer
    • Attorneys-at-law, Solicitors and Barristers whose identity can be verified
    • General practitioners (physician) whose identity can be verified
  3. Provide a certified copy of primary identification which is verifiable – for example, valid passport, driver’s license or official government issued photo ID.
  4. 4. Proof of address in the country of permanent residence - should be verified by any one of the following


    • Bank or professional references
    • Driver’s license with a picture and signature
    • Other reputable document from the government of permanent residence; e.g. tax/voter’s identification card, national insurance card
    • Utility bill.
  5. Courier the completed documentation along with funds in the form of a cheque or draft to the branch of your choice, attention The Manager. For branch locations, click:

Note: most banks in the US will notarize documents for free.  You will need ID and you will need to sign the paper(s) or form(s) in front of the Notary.

Global Access

Do your Online Banking Wherever You Are

With Global Access you will be able to do the following online:

  • Send international wire transfers
  • Pay all your Jamaican bills online
  • Set up standing orders/recurring payments
  • Transfer funds between your FGB accounts
  • Transfer funds from your FGB account to any other commercial bank in Jamaica
  • View your account balances, including loans and credit cards, and much more.

For more information, call Customer Care or click on the link: Online Banking


FGB ‘A’ Account

Allows you to earn tax-free interest on savings

What is a FGB “A” Account?
It is a tax-free account that operates as a fixed deposit, denominated only in foreign currencies*. It is geared towards our non-residents whose funds originate outside of Jamaica.

*Conditions Apply

For more information, call Customer Care or click on the link:Type 'A' Account


Tax-free Deposit Account

Shelter your Jamaican dollar savings from taxes, save more money the tax-free way with our tax-free deposit account.

The FGB TDA is a Jamaican dollar-denominated savings account that allows you to deposit your money and receive the interest on your deposit, tax-free, once each deposited amount remains in the account for a minimum of 5 years.

For more information, call Customer Care or click on the link:Tax-free Deposit Account

CUSTOMER CARE: call toll-free from United States & Canada 877-907-8473, toll-free from the UK 44-870-820-0033

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. 
Contact Info
  • By phone: 1-888-225-5342
  • By e-mail:
  • Fill in the form on our contact page
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