The five main banks in the BVI are Banco Popular, First Caribbean, First Bank, Scotiabank and VP Bank. A visit to each branch should help you decide which one has accounts that fit your needs. First Bank and Banco Popular may be easier to deal with if you have frequent transactions in the States, because they are both subsidiaries of US banks.
To open a checking account in the BVI, you need the following:
Another reason to choose a specific bank might be the proximity of cash points to your home or workplace with the avoidance of competing banks’ service fees.
Tortola from East to West
Newbie Tip: Day trips to White Bay and Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke are popular, either by a chartered vessel or ferry, and most leave from Soper’s Hole Marina. Note there are NO working ATMs here, so be sure to take out cash before arriving at the marina! Same applies other islands…