One of the leaders in financial products and services in North America and one of Canada’s main international banks is Scotiabank, also referred to as Bank of Nova Scotia. Serving a variety of customers, including individuals, medium and small companies as well as corporations and governments, Scotiabank offers inventive financial instruments, products and services both in Canada and around the world.

On March 30, 1832, Scotiabank began operating in the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then, the bank has expanded locally as well as internationally from four merchant banks to now serving approximately 14.6 million customers in over 50 countries worldwide. With a team of about 68,000 employees, Scotiabank offers a range of banking products and services aimed at personal, commercial, corporate and investment customers.

Boasting an outstanding customer care focus, Scotiabank is dedicated to providing its customers the best that is possible in meeting their needs and the company works promptly to resolve any complaints. The Scotiabank website provides a wealth of information and related links and access to online banking and a range of products and services that are available to Canadians.

Scotiabank has three main core businesses, namely Canadian Banking, International Banking and Scotia Capital, which are the foundations of the bank’s growth and development.

Serving about 7.4 million customers and with a network of just over 1,000 branches throughout Canada, the Canadian Banking Group provides a variety of banking and investing products and services. Canadian customers have access to almost 3,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) and over 100 offices dealing with Wealth Management along with internet and banking services. Three major businesses under the Canadian Banking Group are small business and retail banking, commercial banking geared towards medium and large businesses and wealth management.

Some valuable services enjoyed by the Canadian public include personal services, which cover borrowing, investing such as mutual funds, day-to-day banking such as money transfers and personal accounts and insurance. For the small business owners, there are four main departments, including products and services, alliance and industry catering for special types of companies, professionals and the learning centre, which provides financial advice and help with business plans.

The International Banking Group provides commercial and retail banking services in about 40 countries, mainly in the Caribbean, Latin America, Central America, Mexico and Asia. Over 46,000 employees working out of about 2,000 offices and branches serve over 5 million customers.

Providing wholesale banking products and services to corporate, government and institutional investor clients is the Scotia Capital Group. They have operations in Canada, Mexico and offer products and services to the US, European and Asian markets.

Scotiabank is an innovator in the financial and banking business, serving the Canadian and international communities.