Get started with your account
Congrats on opening your new Scotiabank chequing account!
Follow these steps to help you get the most out of your new account.
2. Fund your account
Deposit via Interac e-Transfer†, ABM deposit, electronic funds transfer, or by visiting your local branch.
3. Set up direct deposits
• Government Payments – Set up recurring government payments such as monthly pension cheques or annual tax returns.
• Group Benefits - contact your group benefits provider with your new banking information.
4. Switch pre-authorized payments
5. Update other payments
Change your account details on your:
• Investing and trading accounts
• Postdated cheques
Once you’ve completed the above steps, don’t forget to contact your previous bank and close your old account if you’re no longer using it.
Helpful account services
Great services to help you manage your money.
Free Scotia® InfoAlerts
Receive an email, text message, or in app push notification when important account activity happens.
All you need is an email address and you can send money to friends and family who have a Canadian bank account.
Pay your Internet, cell phone bill and more automatically. Avoid missed due dates and late fees.
Have your paycheque, pension and more automatically deposited into your account and access your money right away.
Manage everyday expenses knowing you won't be caught short of funds.
A perfect way to send funds to family and friends worldwide.