Log in for the first time 


Now that you have the Scotia mobile app, learn how to:

  • Securely log in to mobile banking with your debit card or username
  • Set up a password or Face ID to confirm your identity
  • Use security questions to protect your information
  • Quickly view your accounts all in one place
  • Activate 2-step verification (2SV)

Log in for the first time

How do I activate my account for Scotiabank online and mobile banking?

If you haven’t yet activated your account for online and mobile banking, visit the Activate Now page of our website to get started.

You’ll need your ScotiaCard, credit card, or account number for your line of credit, investment, loan, or mortgage. If you have both a ScotiaCard debit card and a credit card/account number, please use your ScotiaCard number to register.

Go to ASL video on activating your account

Are you a new customer? Welcome! Visit our Chequing & Savings page to find the account that’s right for you.