The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) is the training arm of the Jamaica Bankers Association.


As set out in the Articles of Incorporation, the JIFS Council shall be representatives of the following corporate members:

  1. Corporate members which hold membership in the Jamaica Bankers Association, which
    members hall be represented by a human resource manager
  2. Regulators of banking and non-banking financing institutions which qualify for corporate
  3. Other entities within regulated by the Bank of Jamaica and/or the Financial Services
    Commission but not limited to:
    a. Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League
    b. Building Societies Association of Jamaica
    c. Insurance Companies Association of Jamaica
    d. Jamaica Security Dealers Association

Council Members are from the following organisations:

  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Bank of Jamaica
  • CIBCFirstCaribbean International Bank
  • Citibank, NA
  • Financial Services Commission
  • First Global Bank
  • Guardian Life Ltd.
  • Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League Ltd.
  • Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Jamaica Money Market Brokers
  • Jamaica National Building Society
  • National Commercial Bank
  • Sagicor Group
  • Victoria Mutual


  • Education/Research Committee: Oversees the training and delivery of industry research, surveys, trending reports and promotes industry standards .
  • Public Relations/Marketing Committee/Membership: Oversees the JIFS Finance Club and the general marketing activities.
  • Finance Committee: Oversees the financial affairs

Day-to-day Management

  • The day-to-day operations are led by an Executive Director, who is currently supported by three full-time members of staff: a Training Administrator, Marketing & Support Officer, Client Relations/Technical support officer. Accounting and payroll services are provided by an independent consultant. Other services are outsourced, as required.