04 Mar

Heritage Bank Ltd Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2021

To commemorate and celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Heritage Bank Ltd has promised to undertake a very generous gesture. The Board and Executive Management have decided to focus on an area of great need in the country – that of Housing.

For the past 4 years the Bank has collaborated with Hand in Hand Ministries to fund and build one home every year for a deserving family. This year instead of building one home, the Bank is partnering with Hand in Hand Ministries to build homes for deserving customers of Heritage Bank up to a value of $20,000.00 each. This is in line with the number of years the bank is in existence. In 2021, the Bank promises to build 12 homes – one per month.

Heritage Bank Limited gifts the 1st of 12 homes to a deserving family

The Bank got off to a running start with the Blessing and Handing Over of the 1st of 12 homes which we have committed to provide to 12 deserving customers in 2021.

The Bank staff in collaboration with Hand in Hand Ministries, the recipients’ family members and willing volunteers started construction on Wednesday, February 17th, and worked diligently to complete the house by Wednesday, February 24th, following all Covid protocols.

We welcome applications from customers countrywide to be a part of this great initiative. Interested customers may apply to become a new homeowner. The Application Form is readily available on the bank’s website and at any Heritage Bank countrywide. Completed applications may be submitted to any Heritage Bank branch or by email to hr@banking.bz

Mr. James Witty, Ms. Keyannie Lino, and their 3 children are the very appreciative recipients of the 1st home.  Following a short House Blessing Ceremony, with all partners present, the keys to the home were handed over to the family. In Ms Keyannie’s own words, “a big thank you from deep, deep down. Thank you Heritage Bank, we really and truly appreciate this, it is beyond words… thank you.”

 

 

27 Nov

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2020

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2020

Heritage Bank & Hand In Hand Ministries - Partner to build home for deserving citizen!

On this occasion, we can't help but recall a verse from the Book of Mathew 22:37-39: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first commandment and the second is Love your neighbor as yourself."

So when Jesus tells the Pharisees they need to love their neighbors as they would love themselves, God is asking us to look at the person next to us and see beyond the obvious and superficial differences. We are challenged to look at a stranger and recognize we are both the same; sharing the same ambitions and needs in life.

As mother Theresa said, "Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same." It is for this reason that we are truly grateful for being a part of this experience and humbled to give back to our community in this special way.

This is the 4th house that Heritage Bank in collaboration with Hand in Hand Ministries have funded and built. We at Heritage see this as something truly special and we will continue to champion this program. It is actions like these that we believe are creating a community and allowing us to connect with each other on the same level.

Contributed by: Laurelann Moore, Human Resources Support

 

 

 

30 Oct

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2019

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries 2019

Heritage Bank & Hand In Hand Ministries - Partner to build home for deserving citizen!

"If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired." - Askhari Johnson Hodari. As we read this quote, we instantly reflected on this year's house build with Hand in Hand Ministries. Building a house seemed farfetched as it is a very tedious and time consuming project. However, with team work and determination, the HBL and Hand in Hand Ministries crew completed it in 3 days.

The House Build started in the afternoon of October 9th and finished on October 11th. The first day was the most important day because we had to set the walls together and ensure it was levelled perfectly. The second and third day is when all the details like installing the windows and doors, the roof, and the paint job was completed. Ms. Smith and her family assisted in any way possible and it was amazing to get to know her and help to build her home at the same time.

This was a heartwarming and unforgettable experience. It definitely instilled gratitude and humility in everybody that contributed to Ms. Smith's home. At the start of the House Build, we had no experience in building a house. However, we felt extremely knowledgeable after completing this project thanks to the Hand in Hand Ministries. Majority of us felt little to no fatigue in the end because we kept a positive mindset and completed the task with passion and love. Seeing Ms. Smith's tears of joy almost brought tears to our eyes as well because we felt like one big family. As Bob Marley once said, "One love!".

Contributed by: David Sabido, Administration Support

 

 

 

29 Oct

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries

HBL & Hand In Hand Ministries

Heritage Bank & Hand In Hand Ministries - Partner to build home for deserving citizen!

This year marked the second time around that Heritage Bank has teamed up with Hand in Hand Ministries to ‘Lend a Hand and Change a Life,’ and we are honored to have helped them built the 360th home for a deserving family. NGO’s such as Hand in Hand Ministries can’t do it alone therefore it was our honor to once again be a part of this endeavor. To make this a success each payday our staff members committed to giving a dollar towards this initiative and the bank matches the remaining cost of the house.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of work and our social life that we often take things that we have for granted. Giving back to the community was an eye opener to many of our staff members because it made us much more appreciative of what we have. It also gave us the opportunity to see a part of the community that many of us don’t get to see very often.

I was a bit skeptical about how we could even finish an entire house within three days, but we did it, because we knew we had a job to get done and we were determined to finish within the expected timeframe. On the second day the manual labor started to take a toll on most of our bodies and that’s when most of us started to say how grateful we were for our office job. Mr. Ferguson and his family were there every day and helped in whichever way they could have. Despite being confined to a wheelchair Mr. Ferguson tried to be around all the action, and if he could have gotten up to help he would have.

I knew we all felt a great sense of gratitude as we saw the house come together and we knew that we had played a vital role in building it. Mr. Ferguson’s wife kept saying “this is not a house, but a mansion.” Indeed, it was just a house to many of us but to her and her family it was a mansion. After three days of hard work the smiles on their faces were all that mattered to us. We had not only built a home for a deserving family, but we developed a bond and gained another family. The Heritage Family is growing and as long as we are fortunate we will continue to give back to the community because the biggest reward is realizing that we’ve made a significant change in someone’s life.

Contributed by: Cherrange Velasquez, Human Resources Support

 

 

 

25 Jul

Heritage Opens Sub-branch in Ladyville!

Heritage Opens Sub-branch in Ladyville!

Heritage Opens Sub-branch in Ladyville!

Wednesday July 17th, 2019 marked a momentous occasion as Heritage Bank celebrated the Official Inauguration of its 3rd Branch in the Belize District, centrally located at Mile 9 Philip Goldson Highway. This represents the 12th branch office for Heritage Bank country-wide and in the words of the Branch Manager, Mrs. Shanna Ciego, “while for some we may be still seen as the baby of the bunch, we are certainly demonstrating that we have the knock-out punch”! The Ladyville community has experienced a significant population growth spurt over the last decade and is now home to a robust business community. The opening of this office, along with the now 3 ATMS within a one-mile radius, will together offer greater convenience and accessibility to the residents and businesses of Ladyville and the surrounding communities, while contributing to their social and economic development.

Tremendous strides have been made in technological advancement in Belize and this new digital era provides, without a doubt, numerous opportunities for businesses and banking across the country . As one of the early pioneers of electronic banking in areas such as, cell phone banking using SMS text messages, prepaid cards gift cards and more recently, e-loans, Heritage Bank continues to enhance its digital platform which allows you to conduct banking in real time. As you enjoy the convenience of anytime, anywhere from digital services, we recognize that you also value face-to-face client services at our branches. To this end, we will continue to strengthen and expand the amalgamation of our digital platform with our physical branches to deliver what is coined as “Phygital Banking” services to you. The Bank’s Chief Risk Officer, Dr. Philippa Duncan spelt out our own approach to this new phenomenon: Heritage Bank’s “Phygital Model” exemplifies our commitment to realizing our Vision to become the Premier Financial Institution by enabling inclusivity and greater reach of our services in all geographic locations and among all age groups in Belize.

This sentiment of financial inclusion was further encapsulated by the Guest Speaker and Area Representative, Honorable Beverly Williams, who stated that “accessibility is an integral facet to financial inclusion”. She continued “with this branch residents of Ladyville and the surrounding communities are now able to easily access financial services, without having to travel long distances”.

Our Staff stands committed and ready to support the array of economic activities and diverse needs from you — the residents & business operators at Ladyville, Lords Bank, Los Lagos, Burrell Boom and the greater Belize District. We look forward to serving you via our digital channels or in-person at any of our twelve branch offices.

25 Jul

Heritage Opens Office in Spanish Lookout!

Heritage Opens Office in Spanish Lookout!

Heritage Opens Office in Spanish Lookout!

Heritage Bank held the inauguration ceremony for its Spanish Lookout Office on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. The opening comes after months of discussion and collaboration between the Spanish Lookout Community and Heritage Bank. Those discussions were very fruitful and make us feel that we have the right chemistry with which to build a long-term relationship.

As a bank that is very keen on delivering good customer service, the chemistry is very important to us and it played a big role in our decision to proceed with this branch. The entrepreneurial spirit coupled with respect, professionalism and the strong desire to innovate, which we have noticed, reflect values that we ourselves espouse and strongly adhere to as enshrined in the Bank’s set of Core Values. It is therefore an honor for us to have been considered when the Community was faced with identifying a banking operation to serve its residents and those of surrounding communities. Spanish Lookout Community exemplifies what is possible with hard-work. It is an important part of our agricultural sector and plays a critical role in the country’s food supply. We fully embrace the agricultural base of its economy and are happy to support its continued contribution to the productive sector of our country

Exactly 18 years ago in January 2001 Heritage Bank (then Alliance Bank) was established and it is truly symbolic to us that in this month of our anniversary, we are able to open this office here in Spanish Lookout to further expand our footprint in the country. This brings the number of offices to 11 countrywide

Over almost two decades of existence, Heritage Bank has demonstrated to its customers and the Belizean community that it truly is The Bank That Gives You More. Very importantly, we have demonstrated that we are prepared to go even to those areas where no other banking concern wishes to venture. For us, Belize is our only market and our Staff stands with great pride in continuing to work towards our vision of being the Premier Financial Services Institution in the country. We fully recognize that being in a business where the products are so easily duplicated, the difference-maker becomes the service that we deliver. It is understood that the delivery of customer service is not limited to the physical buildings and the reasonable expectation of our customers is that we will take advantage of technology. Last year, we expanded our electronic channels to offer customer service support through our secure and convenient Live Chat portal. This has already proven to be a very useful channel for our customers. We have just recently expanded our online services to include E-Loans, whereby you can apply for personal loans and residential mortgage loans online from the convenience of your homes or offices.

19 Jul

Heritage Opens Office in Santa Elena Town!

Heritage Opens Office in Santa Elena Town!

Heritage Opens Office in Santa Elena Town!

Heritage Bank held the inauguration ceremony for its new Santa Elena Office on Wednesday July 11th, 2018. The opening of this office in Santa Elena is a clear demonstration of Heritage Bank’s continuing commitment as a partner in the economic and financial development of all corners of Belize, particularly in the Cayo District.

Our commitment to the development of Western Belize and its residents began in 2005, just over four years after receiving our license to conduct banking in Belize. We planted roots in Belmopan City on the 26th November 2005; four years later we established a branch in San Ignacio Town on the 5th of January 2009. Two years later on the 1st of December 2011, we cemented our presence as the First bank in the town of Benque Viejo Del Carmen. Today we are very happy to continue delivering on our commitment in extending our footprint to you – the First Bank to establish a full time operation in Santa Elena Town. We are pleased to share with you that Heritage is proving to be the vehicle of change in the lives of Belizeans all over the country, as it adopts innovative delivery channels and products to provide affordable and accessible banking services to you.

Our staff stands with great pride in actualizing our mission aimed at encouraging the growth of local businesses and building Belize; by offering personalized and friendly customer service; and by providing easy transaction processing through our multiple delivery channels including ten convenient branches, 40 ATM locations countrywide, a Business Processing Center, a user-friendly E-banking platform and a reliable live chat service.

28 Jun

SCCOMM3

Property Information - Stann Creek - SCCOMM3

All those portions or parcels of land belonging to NOVA Toledo Limited situate between the Swasey River, the Sennis River, Indian Hill Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea in the Toledo District comprising approximately 7,700 Acres ±. These properties are labelled B through J on Map below.

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28 Jun

SCAG2

Property Information - Stann Creek - SCAG2

Being 13.515 acres situated in Hope Creek Village Agriculture Layout, Stann Creek District being the freehold property of being the freehold property of Ken Arnold. Public auction held on site October 5th,2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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28 Jun

SCRES7

Property Information - Stann Creek - SCRES7

Being a parcel of land containing 596.453 square meters known as Lot 23 situated in the Trench Town Area, Independence Village, Stann Creek District the freehold property of Frank Castillo.

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