Who We Are

Our Purpose

The Development Finance Corporation is Belize’s only Development Bank. Our purpose is to support the strengthening and expansion of Belize’s economy by providing developmental financing on an economically sustainable and environmentally acceptable basis to individuals, businesses and organizations.

DFC is not a cash-deposit Bank. The Corporation accesses financing from larger regional and international lending institutions at attractive rates for lending to Belizeans Citizens, Residents, companies, cooperatives and other bodies with Belizean majority share Interest.

Today DFC serves Belizeans countrywide, with offices in *every district and San Pedro Town.

*DFC’s office in Punta Gorda Town is located at the Social Security Building.  Meetings by appointments only. Call: 522-3041 / 42     E-mail: info@dfcbelize.org

DFC Locations

‘ZOOM IN’ to a city or town to find a DFC office nearest you.

Note: DFC office – Punta Gorda is by appointments only. Call 522-3041 or 3042 to make an appointment.


  • 1963

    DFC Incorporated

    DFC was incorporated in British Honduras on September 27, 1963 under the DFC Ordinance No.2 of 1961 as amended by No. 15 of 1963. It was owned by the private sector.

  • 1973


    In 1973 DFC was restructured and became a financial institution owned by the Government of Belize. This entity fell under the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance and Defense.

  • 2009


    The DFC now operates under the New DFC Act No. 1 of 2009 of the Laws of Belize.

  • 2013

    50th Anniversary. DFC Re-brands.

    On September 27th, 2013 the Corporation celebrated 50 years of service to Belize. DFC also unveils its new logo.

  • 2016


    Always innovating, DFC introduces Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Financing for businesses.

Benefits of Banking with DFC

As a development bank, the DFC is able to offer greater benefits to its customers; including but not limited to:

  • Interest on the reducing balance for the life of your loan.
  • Affordable interest rates.
  • Free Property valuations.
  • Free financial guidance.
  • Free technical guidance.
  • Flexible payment terms.
  • Affordable loan fees.
  • Affordable building & life insurance coverage.
  • Efficient delivery of loans & services.

Other benefits available dependent on the loan purpose.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To provide development financing and related services which contributes to sustainable growth of the Belizean economy.

Our Vision

The DFC empowers the Belizean economy to be economically, socially and environmentally resilient through the provision of world-class, high-impact, innovative, inclusive and accessible financial products and services.

Our Values


In everything we do


for  people, for our customers, for ourselves


to the development of Belize


to our purpose, to our values, to our belief that we can  make a difference

Corporate Social Responsibility

commitment to achieving positive social and environmental impact


to listen, to innovate, to change, to improve