Corporate Profile

Our diversification strategy underpins our potential for sustainable earnings growth in each of our four business lines of Canadian Banking, Global Wealth Management, International Banking and Global Banking and Markets, over the long term.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank’s vision is to be our clients’ most trusted financial partner, to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and maximize total shareholder return. Guided by our purpose: "for every future," we help our clients, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products, and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With assets of approximately $1.4 trillion (as at January 31, 2024), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS).

We’re serving our clients and driving sustainable, profitable growth through our commitment to four pillars:


Grow and scale in priority markets

We are strengthening connectivity in our core markets and supporting our clients in the transition to net zero through our differentiated footprint.


Earn primary client relationships

Leading with advice and following with solutions, we are working to create consistently high-quality experiences across all channels.


Make it easy to do business with us

By simplifying and improving access to our products and services, we are committed to making it easier for our clients to bank with us.


Win as one team

By investing in our people, culture and communities, we are striving to be the employer of choice for all employees and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

Canadian Banking

Canadian Banking provides a full suite of financial advice and banking solutions, supported by an excellent client experience, to millions of Retail, Small Business and Commercial Banking clients. It serves these clients through its branch network and automated banking machines (ABMs), as well as online, mobile and telephone banking, and specialized sales teams. Canadian Banking also provides an alternative self-directed digital banking solution to millions of Tangerine Bank clients. Canadian Banking is comprised of the following businesses: Retail Banking, Tangerine and Business Banking.

Retail Banking provides financial advice and solutions along with day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, chequing accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, personal loans and related creditor insurance products to retail clients, including automotive dealers and their clients, providing retail automotive financing solutions.

Tangerine Bank provides day-to-day digital banking products, including chequing and saving accounts, credit cards, mortgages, loans and investments to self-directed clients.

Business Banking delivers advice and a full suite of lending, deposit, cash management and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses, including the Roynat franchise which provides clients with innovative financing alternatives through both public and private markets.

Global Wealth Management

Global Wealth Management delivers comprehensive wealth management solutions with a view to achieving strong long-term investment results through a personalized approach to enrich the lives of our clients. 

Global Wealth Management’s solutions and services are available across 13 countries worldwide. A full range of wealth management advice and solutions are available to help address clients’ financial needs – no matter how complex or simple. This advice is paired with industry-leading investment expertise that delivers risk-adjusted, long-term results to investors.

International Banking

International Banking has a diversified franchise that serves Retail, Corporate, and Commercial clients across our footprint. These clients are supported by branches and a network of contact and business support centers.

International Banking provides a full range of financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial clients and is focused on Latin America, including Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and the Caribbean and Central America.

Global Banking and Markets

Global Banking and Markets (GBM) conducts the Bank’s wholesale banking and capital markets business with corporate, government and institutional investor clients. GBM is a full-service wholesale bank and investment dealer in Canada and Mexico and offers a range of products and services in the U.S., Latin America and in select markets in Europe, Asia and Australia.

More specifically, GBM provides clients with: corporate lending; transaction banking (including payments, trade finance and cash management); investment banking (including corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions); fixed income and equity underwriting, sales, trading and research; prime services (prime brokerage and stock lending); foreign exchange sales and trading; commodity derivatives; and collateral management.

Our ESG Approach and Strategy

Guided by our purpose — for every future — Scotiabank plays a positive and meaningful role in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing society and the world today — from removing barriers to economic inclusion, to supporting our clients and evolving our own operations to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.  Our approach to managing ESG issues focuses on areas where Scotiabank can make the biggest impact, enabling stakeholders to reach their fullest potential, mobilizing capital to help address important social and environmental challenges and building trust by acting with integrity in everything we do.

Learn more about our approach for ESG: