About Caribbean Finance Company Limited

The Journey 1971-2016

Nazir AhamadGeneral Motors Acceptance Corporation U.K. Ltd (G.M.A.C (U.K.)) a branch of the Finance Company of General Motors set up business in Trinidad in the mid 1960's, to provide financing to both Southern Sales and Service (SSS) and Neal and Massy Limited who shared the franchise of General Motors. An assembly plant was built to assemble vehicles from CKD (Completely knocked down) to fully assembled for retail sale.

The late Mr. Nazir Ahamad of SSS and Mr. Sydney Knox of Neal and Massy, business leaders at the time, realized the advantage of forming their own finance companies and Caribbean Finance Company Limited (CFC) and General Finance Corporation (GFC) began operating in 1970.

Since the commencement of its operations Caribbean Finance Company Limited has grown steadily and now commands a prominent position among non-bank financial institutions, providing financing solutions to a wide cross section of the market, whilst retaining the valuable linkage to affiliated companies in the auto business.

Brian SheppardThe Managing Director, Brian Sheppard, a former Credit Supervisor of General Motors Acceptance Corporation U.K. Ltd, has been at the helm of the operations for the past forty-five years. He remains guided by the example of the late Chairman, and is ably assisted by Sherrine Gordon, Chief Operations Officer, and the other members of the management team.

Over the years the Company has faced many challenges ranging from both local and global financial downturns and has emerged as a successful, robust player in the local financial arena. The company has applied prudent lending practices and placed reliance on the capabilities of its staff and management information system, to overcome such challenges. The system is continuously being enhanced to encapsulate managerial expertise to provide real time and effective decision making support. These benefits are evident as reflected in our financial statements.

CFC's continued success is largely due to its dedicated staff, faithful depositors and loyal customers, who provide repeat business.

Board of Directors

Caribbean Finance Group Board of Directors

Directors (L to R): Mr. Anthony Agostini, Mr. Reyaz Ahamad (Chairman), Ms. Gillian Pollidore, Mr. Brian Sheppard (Managing Director), Mr. Steve Mathura and Mr. Russell Martineau S.C..

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