About Us

Who we are

PECU is a leading financial institution in the credit / lending industry in Trinidad and Tobago. PECU was founded in 1973 by a group of workers led by John Morales from the defunct Port Contractors Association who encouraged their fellow workers to be part of this co-operative union venture.

Our Mission & Vision

To be lifetime partner, dedicated to improving our members' financial and social welfare

From our offices, we aim to provide a range of financial services for the economic and social welfare of members within a co-operative framework. 

 

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Our History

How we began

Many port employees found themselves indebted to money lenders who were operating in the industry. Some of them found it quite difficult to repay their loans because of exorbitant interest rates being charged.

With the advent of the Credit Union, members were encouraged to manage their finances by saving regularly and to borrow from the Credit Union at “softer” rates of interest when they needed loans.

Our Name

In 1970, the Port Contractors were given the contract to manage and operate the cargo handling operations on the Port. This gave birth to our first name, Port Contractors Credit Union Co-op. With the demise of the Port Contractors, the name was changed to Port Employee Credit Union Society Limited, which allowed us to embrace all port workers. It was decided to adopt the acronym PECU in 2003 in a marketing strategy to re-brand the organization ant to attract a wider spread in its membership.

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Executive & Committees

  • Our
    Executive
  • Credit
    Committee
  • Supervisory
    Committee
  • Education
    Committee
  • Tobago Steering
    Committee

Our Credit Union's executive comprises an unparalleled talented team of elected officers, committees and staff. Our board of Directors is provided below.

 

  • Victor Quintin
    President
  • Camile Hypolite-Ferdinand 
    Vice President
  • Claudette Sarjeant
    Treasurer
  • Khadine Wright-Prescod
    Secretary
  • Ethelbert Corbin
    Asst. Secretary
  • Dexter Baptiste
    Member
  • Oswald Duke
    Member
  • Sylvester Jones
    Member
  • Stephen Frank
    Member
  • Wade Ambrose
    Member
  • Geraldine Mc Letchie-Leader
    Member
  • Gale Hutchings
    Member

Credit Committee

The committee consists of five members elected by the members at each Annual General Meeting.

Duties

The committee has the general supervision of all applications for loans.

  • Newton Baptiste
    CHAIRMAN
  • Gale Hutchings
    SECRETARY
  • Camille Hypolite-Ferdinand
    MEMBER
  • Khadine Wright-Prescod
    MEMBER
  • Oswald Duke
    MEMBER

Supervisory Committee

The committee consists of three members elected by the members at each Annual General Meeting.

Duties

The committee examines or audit the financial and operational areas of the credit union.

  • Stephon Stewart
    CHAIRMAN
  • Candy Duke
    SECRETARY
  • Robert Provoteaux
    MEMBER

Education Committee

The Board of Directors appoints this committee of not less than five persons.

Duties

The committee shall be in charge of the publicity and education of the society.

  • Esmeralda Duke
    CHAIRPERSON
  • Barbara Richmond
    SECRETARY
  • Stephanie Hutchinson-Billy
    MEMBER
  • Ruth Moraldo-Bowen
    MEMBER 
  • Dexter Baptiste
    MEMBER

Tobago Steering Committee

The committee consists of four members elected by the members at each Annual General Meeting.

Duties

This committee is responsible for coordinating of all tobago activities.

  • Geraldine Mc Letchie-Leader
    SECRETARY
  • Allisca Melville-George
    MEMBER
  • Claudius Melville
    MEMBER
  • Susan Price
    MEMBER