Trinidad & Tobago Best Bank: Republic Bank

Trinidad & Tobago Best Bank: Republic Bank

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Trinidad and Tobago, home to four large commercial banks and four smaller institutions, boasts a competitive financial sector. But size and stability give Republic Bank an edge not just over its domestic rivals but over most other Caribbean markets as well. The bank has the largest market share in terms of deposits and loans, and ­ in an environment of excess liquidity and low interest rates ­ profited from increases in credit demand. Assets at the bank have risen to about $47 billion, from approximately $46 billion in 2010, and net profit after taxes of $1.2 billion is up from approximately $1.1 billion in 2010. Its return on average assets climbed to 2.51% from 2.43% while its

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