Why Scotiabank

Choosing who to work with when you invest your money is an important decision. The institution that’s best for you will offer the right mix of values and relationships, expertise and performance. For millions of investors around the world, Scotiabank strikes the right balance between personal connection and international credibility and reach.

Scotiabank has a strong record of performance
  • Recently named the “Global Bank of the Year, 2012” and “Bank of the Year – Americas, 2012” by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication
  • One of the top 3 safest banks in North America and one of the top 25 in the world1
  • Best Emerging Markets Bank in Latin America in Barbados, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and more #1 rankings than any other bank in the region2
Scotiabank operates globally—and has earned the trust of millions of customers in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Canada’s most international bank, in existence for over 175 years
  • World-wide presence, serving more than 18 million customers with over 70,000 employees
  • A history of commitment and growth in the region: Over 120 years in the Caribbean and several decades in Latin America, with a presence in 32 countries in the region

Strength and Stability with Canada

Canada has always enjoyed a strong international reputation for political and economic stability. Amid the economic uncertainty of the past several years, the exceptional soundness and resilience of Canada’s banking system has earned praise from top economists, political leaders, and financial institutions.

  • The World Economic Forum has ranked Canada as the #1 Soundest Banking System in the World for the past 5 years (2008-2012)3
  • Canada has the 11th largest economy in the world4
  • Canada is a founding member of the G7 Group of Nations, and consistently meets or exceeds G7 output trends
  • Canada is one of the top 3 most politically stable countries in the world5
  • Currently rated Aa2 by Moody’s, A+ by Standard & Poor’s, and AA- by Fitch

With the financial strength of Canada and Scotiabank, you can rest assured our business is strong, growing, and grounded in a conservative approach to balancing earnings and risk management. Scotiabank offers you the very best in analysis, recommendations, service, and advice from our dedicated team of experts.


1 Global Finance Magazine, Worlds Safest Banks 2010 and World Safest Banks 2010 in North America. Based on comparison of long-term credit ratings from Moody’s and S&P and Fitch, as well as total assets of largest banks.
2 Global Finance Magazine, Worlds Best Emerging Market Banks in Latin America 2011.
3 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2010
4 International Monetary Fund
5 The Economist, ViewsWire; The Political Instability Index 2011