Banking

There are several banks in St. Kitts and which one you choose is up to you. Scotiabank has an ATM machine on some campus, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) also have an ATM machine near some campus. Scotiabank and RBC are also the only banks that honor Ross University financial aid checks immediately. In order to acquire a new bank account, they have arranged for both banks to be available during One Stop in orientation program during your first week in St. Kitts.  Contact the university you will be attending for additional information that will assist you in setting up your account prior to your arrival. Bank of America ATM cards may be used on island at the Scotiabank ATM on campus as an alternate to your banking cash needs.

Please bring Travelers Checks to use for your initial deposit. Cashier's checks and personal checks are accepted, however they are subject to a 6 week hold before the funds are released. You will also need valid forms of ID: your passport and one government issued photo ID such as a driver's license will suffice to open your Eastern Caribbean dollar bank account.


Royal Bank of Canada (2 locations)

Corner of Bay Rd. and Fort St.
465-2259Wellington Road (in Value Mart Plaza)
465-2369

M - Th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
ATM available at both locations AND close to campus.
Cards with the PLUS symbol are also accepted at the ATM.

Scotiabank (2 locations)

Fort Street Branch - 465-4141

Bird Rock Branch - 466-6161

M - Th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
ATM available at both branches AND on campus.
 

ATM/Debit card accepted at stores in St. Kitts. Other cards with the CIRRUS or PLUS symbol are also accepted at the ATM.

Other banking options in St. Kitts:

First Caribbean International Bank -
The Circus - Downtown 465-2159

M -Th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ATM available

National Bank (2 locations)
Central Street : 465-2204 ATM available
Pelican Mall - Downtown :465-2204 ATM available