Inside Scotiabank

Scotiabank provides innovative financial products and services to individuals, small businesses, and corporations around the world.

Scotiabank was founded in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is one of North America's leading financial institutions. Scotiabank is Canada's most international bank and serves nearly 19 million customers in over 55 countries around the world in America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Scotiabank and its affiliates have over 81,000 employees who are always working hard to build strong relationships with customers and to meet their specific needs.


We are committed to being the institution of choice in the financial sector, providing superior products and services, and being a good corporate citizen to the benefit of our customers, shareholders, and staff.

Corporate Profile

Scotiabank in Panama
Scotiabank is the only Canadian bank operating in Panama, and has been providing financial services to Panama since 1974. Today, it is a bank aimed at both Personal Banking and Commercial Banking, offering a wide range of products and services.

Scotiabank in Central America, South American, and the Caribbean
The Bank of Nova Scotia and its affiliates are the leading providers of financial services in these regions, offering a full range of banking services.

Canada's Most International Bank
With more than 2,000 branches and offices in 55 countries, Scotiabank is the most international of the Canadian banks, and has been doing business internationally for more than 100 years.

Senior Management Team
An efficient senior management team is one of Scotiabank's priorities: we consider it essential for our success and track record. 

Did you know?

Scotiabank began operations in Panama in 1974.