Boycott First Citizens Bank

Boycott First Citizens Bank

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Andrea Mahabir started this petition to People of Trinidad and Tobago

In light of the treatment dished out by First Citizens Bank to local comedian Errol Fabien, I am calling on the public to boycott this bank. If you have an account with First Citizens Bank, please consider closing it and taking your business elsewhere. 

It cannot be acceptable that in a pandemic, when people have lost jobs and income due to no fault of their own, a financial institution would seek to take such a hard approach towards a citizen, any citizen, who is struggling to pay their bills during this time. Far less a citizen who has dedicated his life to showcasing local content, talent and history and brought a smile to many faces. This is how we treat our cultural icons?

It brought me to tears seeing Court Officers destroying Mr Fabien's possessions as they carelessly removed them from his home in the process of evicting him and throwing his belongings on the roadside. Mr Fabien explained that he had given the bank literally everything in trying to keep up with the payments during this Covid-19 period when his income has basically dried up. Rather than being understanding and extending to him some basic, humanitarian courtesies, they decided to throw him out! 

Unacceptable! 

Banks have preyed on the public for too long with exorbitant fees and interest rates and in a global pandemic FCB couldn't find it in their hearts to be understanding? This could happen to any of us. Today it's Mr Fabien, tomorrow it could be YOU! 

I am happy Mr Fabien was able to raise the funds to pay off a greedy, cold-hearted financial institution. But I will never support FCB after this blatant show of cruelty amid one of the toughest periods in human history. I am closing my account and I encourage you all to do the same. Sign this petition to show your support. 

 

 

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