Havin Bank, formerly known as Havana International Bank, or HIB, was founded in the United Kingdom in 1972. It received its banking authorisation the following year, in August 1973.
Havin Bank is the only bank dealing solely in Cuban assets and capital to operate outside Cuba itself. Cuba’s central bank, the Banco Nacional de Cuba, granted Havin Bank a Cuban banking licence in 1991, and the Cuban office was opened in 1995.
Havin Bank is uniquely placed, as a Cuban bank operating in London, to use its vast knowledge of Cuban markets and the intricacies of those markets while working in one of the world’s foremost financial centres. The bank was renamed as Havin Bank in December 2005.
Havin Bank Products and Services
Havin Bank does not offer personal banking services of any sort, instead focusing on providing wholesale banking products to the Cuban market. These services are provided in various currencies and across a range of markets; the bank has a network of more than 400 correspondents worldwide. These services including arranging financing, timed deposits and international banking.
The bank has no online banking service.
Havin Bank Security
Havin Bank Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority.