About Browsers

Scotiabank is committed to providing customers with a secure and protected environment for their online banking and brokerage. However, you need to do your part and use a secure browser with a 128-bit encryption supported by Scotiabank. Please follow the encryption checker instructions to verify that your current browser version and security level meet this requirement.

Browsers Without 128-bit Encryption

If your browser does not have 128-bit encryption, your access to Scotia OnLine® Financial Services is denied, and you'll need to download one of the supported browsers listed below.

Browsers With 128-bit Encryption

If your browser does have 128-bit encryption level but your browser version is not listed below, you may choose to switch to one of our supported browsers. Scotia OnLine has been tested and currently functions optimally with the supported browsers.


Download or Upgrade a Supported Browser

For your Internet security and best experience using Scotia OnLine, we recommend using the latest supported browsers. Please note we do not support Beta or test versions of browsers.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Download the latest version of Internet Explorer with 128-bit encryption.

  • Firefox
    Download the latest version of Firefox.
    Scotia OnLine supports Firefox 4.0 or higher.

  • Safari
    Download the latest version of Safari.
    Scotia OnLine supports Safari 4.0 or higher.


Things to Know Before Downloading or Upgrading

With dial-up connections, a browser download could take up to 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the speed (baud rate) of your modem and the general level of Internet traffic at the time. It is recommended that you perform the download when you expect to not use your telephone line for a period of time.1


We're here to answer your questions, anytime.

For more information about browser options, please call
1-800-4-SCOTIA (1-800-472-6842)