Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card
- Earn 2X the Scene+™ points for every $1 you spend on all your eligible purchases1.
- The only major bank that saves you 2.5% on foreign transaction fees7∆.
Displayed card designs will not be available until Fall 2022. Actual cards will vary.
Earn up to $2,300* in value in the first 14 months, including up to 70,0004 bonus Scene+ points.
Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card
Is this Credit Card right for you?
Right for you if you:
- Want to obtain a convenient and secure payment method for everyday purchases, that can also help you to build your credit history if you make at least your minimum payments on time each month
- Want an interest free grace period on purchases
- Value the rewards and benefits that can be earned with this Card and willing to pay an annual fee
May not be right for you if you:
- Will be carrying an outstanding balance for a long period of time or using it for debt consolidation
- Rarely travel, make foreign currency purchases, or need travel insurance coverage
- Prefer cash back rewards
Fees, rates and other information5
NEW 2X Scene+TM points on all eligible purchases, plus these added benefits.
You will not pay 2.5% foreign transaction fees on any foreign currency purchases, including online shopping and when travelling abroad. Only the exchange rate applies7.
Protect new devices purchased using your card if they get lost, stolen, accidentally damaged, or have a mechanical failure12.
Enjoy 10 complimentary airport lounge passes per year6.
Double the points on ALL purchases
Earn 2X the Scene+ points1 for every $1 you spend on all your eligible purchases.
Continue enjoying these great benefits
Book travel through Scene+ Travel, our full-service travel agency, and redeem for travel, with no restrictions2.
Luxury travel privileges
Enjoy complimentary premium concierge services3, airport lounges6, and more.
Relax while you’re away with comprehensive travel insurance coverage12.
Your card comes with exclusive benefits
As a Scotiabank American Express Platinum Cardholder, you’ll enjoy ultimate travel privileges.
10 Complimentary airport lounge access6
Be confident that you’ll have a place to relax or catch up on business. Enjoy complimentary lounge access with Priority Pass™ and Plaza Premium lounges with access to over 1200+ VIP lounges around the world. You must present your Priority Pass Membership Card (or Digital Membership Card) to enter lounges accessible through Priority Pass and present your Scotiabank American Express Platinum card to access the Plaza Premium lounges.
No foreign transaction fees7
You will not be charged a Foreign Currency Conversion mark-up on foreign currency purchases whether you make them online or outside of Canada. Only the exchange rate applies.
Get ready to take off with Scene+ Travel2
With Scene+ Travel, you can earn 3 Scene+ points per Canadian dollar (CAD$) spent on hotel and car rental bookings made through Scene+ Travel using your Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card. Points can be redeemed fully or partially, for flights, car rentals and hotels. You can access a range of flexible options when it comes to booking and redeeming for travel purchases2.
Apply Scene+ Points to Travel8
With Scene+, you have the flexibility to make your own travel arrangements at any travel provider, site or operator that you choose, and then select the “Apply Points to Travel” option to redeem points to cover off your trip costs within 12 months of the date of the travel purchase.
Beyond travel rewards
Treat yourself or your loved ones with rewarding experiences and exclusive offers by Scene+ (Shopping and gift cards, Dining, Entertainment, Points for credit). Redeeming is easy.
Enjoy premium concierge services3
For everything from restaurant reservations to show tickets to finding the perfect birthday gift, your full-service travel and lifestyle Concierge Service is happy to assist, 24/7.
Enjoy Special Offers, Access and Experiences with American Express Invites®
American Express Invites9 opens the door to great music, theatre, dining, film, fashion and shopping experiences.
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See unique global events with your VIP Pass
Get exclusive access to Fashion Week in New York City, golf at Pebble Beach, custom menus by celebrity chefs and much more. Choose from a full menu of events and get the red carpet treatment.
Be a Hertz #1 Club Gold Member
Enjoy speedier service, less paperwork, and other special privileges and benefits at over 8,500 locations across 147 countries.
Save time at the checkout
Tap your Scotiabank American Express Platinum Card or your smartphone for quick easy payments.
Get a supplementary Card
Add an additional Supplementary Cardholder to your Scotiabank American Express Platinum Card. One account, multiple cards. Added benefits! Get an additional Card for a friend or family member10.
Scene+ makes every experience more rewarding.
Scene+ is our enhanced rewards program that allows members to earn and redeem points for travel, shopping, dining and more.
Get the Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card
Ultimate travel rewards & privileges
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Earn up to 6X the Scene+ points on every $1 CAD you spend in Canada on eligible grocery, dining, and entertainment purchases.
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Resources and advice
Scene+ Points are awarded for purchases charged to your Scotiabank Platinum American Express Credit Card Account (“the Account”). The regular earn rate is two (2) Points per $1.00 in purchases charged and posted to the Account.
Eligibility: Only purchases earn Scene+ Points. Cash advances (including Balance Transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and Cash-Like Transactions), fees, interest or other charges, returns, refunds or other similar credits to your Account do not qualify for Scene+ Points. Scene+ Points will not be posted to an Account that is not in good standing when purchases are made or when a statement is issued, or if the Account is not open when a statement is issued. See your Scene+ Points terms at www.scotiabank.com/sceneplus for full program details.
The Scene+ Travel website and call center are owned and operated by Expedia Inc, a third-party travel service provider (the “Scene+ Travel Partner”). To earn or redeem Points, travel must be booked through the Scene+ Travel website or Scene+ Travel call centre. Travel booked via the Scene+ Travel call centre may be subject to a booking fee. Prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices and points requirement are available on the website, and subject to change. The Scene+ Travel Partner may impose terms and conditions that supplement the ‘Additional Terms and Conditions for Scene+ Travel’ included in the Scene+ Program Terms and Conditions. Scene LP and its owners are not responsible for the products and services made available to you by third parties.
Earning Scene+ Points for Scene+ Travel purchases: Scene+ points are earned on eligible travel purchases made through Scene+ Travel website or call centre (collectively “Scene+ Travel)”. Scene+ Points are only earned on the total value of hotel or car rental booking purchases (excluding taxes and fees) made through Scene+ Travel regardless of the payment method used for the purchase (Scene+ points redemption and/or payment card purchases). Points earned will be added to your Scene+ account within six weeks from the completion of your travel itinerary.
Paying for your eligible Scene+ Travel purchase: Points may be redeemed for the entire amount of the hotel or car rental booking purchases (including taxes and fees), or redeemed in part with the remaining balance paid by an available payment card.
Concierge Service provided by a duly licensed 3rd party premium concierge provider (currently Hogg Robinson Canada Inc. (HRG). Provider is subject to change by The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Offer Description and Conditions: The 70,000 Bonus Scene+ Points Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to new Scotiabank Platinum American Express credit card accounts (“Account”) opened by January 3, 2023 and is subject to the conditions below. To qualify for 50,000 bonus Scene+ points (the “50,000 Point Bonus”), you must open a new Account by January 3, 2023 and have at least $3,000 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in the first 3 months of the Account open date. To qualify for 20,000 bonus Scene+ points (the “20,000 Point Bonus”), you must have at least $10,000 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in the first 14 months of the Account open date. Eligible purchases include purchases (less any refunds, returns or other similar credits) but do not include payments, cash advances (including balance transfers or cash-like transactions), interest, fees or other charges.
The 50,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scene+ account within approximately 2-3 business days after the qualifying $3,000 in eligible purchases being posted to your Account within the first 3 months from the Account open date, provided the Account is open and in good standing. The 20,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scene+ account within approximately 2-3 business days after you have met the $10,000 14 month spend threshold on the Account, provided your Account is open and in good standing. The Account is considered in good standing if it is not past due or over limit and the Cardholder(s) is not in breach of the Revolving Credit Agreement that applies to the Account. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers..
Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank personal credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank personal credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the Offer. Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are also eligible for the Offer.
Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $399 for the primary card and $99 for each additional card.
The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 9.99% on purchases and 9.99% on cash advances (including balance transfers and cash-like transactions).
All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change.
Priority Pass™ membership includes access to airport lounges participating in the Priority Pass program. Certain terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Unless cancelled, Priority Pass membership automatically renews on its anniversary date. Priority Pass membership will be cancelled if your Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card is cancelled. Lounge visits are counted on a per person per visit basis (e.g. Lounge access by a Cardholder and one accompanying guest will count as two (2) visits). The first 10 lounge visits for the primary Cardholder and the first 4 lounge visits for the supplementary Cardholder per 12-month cycle from date of enrolment are complimentary. Beginning with the 11th visit for the primary Cardholder and the 5th visit for the supplementary Cardholder, lounge visits are subject to a per person per visit charge of $32 USD. Priority Pass membership and services are provided by a third party. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for the Priority Pass membership or services. All fees, features and benefits are subject to change. For complete Priority Pass terms and conditions, please visit https://www.prioritypass.com/Conditions-of-use
We will not charge you Foreign Transaction Fees on foreign currency transactions, including purchases, only the exchange rate applies. The term “Foreign Transaction Fees” is a substitute for “Foreign Currency Conversion” as described in the Disclosure Statement you received with your Card. This fee relates to the 2.5% mark-up that is typically charged by credit card issuers in addition to the exchange rate. See the Foreign Currency Conversion section of the Disclosure Statement for this Card for full details. Rates and fees are subject to change.
Apply Points to Travel redemptions are only permitted towards an eligible travel purchase charged to a Scotiabank credit card or debit card that earns Scene+ Points. Redemptions must be requested through sceneplus.ca or the Scene+ app within 12 months of the travel purchase transaction date. Minimum Scene+ Point redemption thresholds apply. For full terms and conditions, click here.
Purchase must be charged in full to an American Express Card. Subject to availability and to event and ticketing agent terms, conditions, and fees. Not all seats are available. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges. The Bank of Nova Scotia and its affiliates are not responsible for fulfilment of offers under the American Express Invites program. All offers are provided and fulfilled by participating merchants and are subject to the specific terms and conditions of the respective merchant. American Express and its affiliates are not liable or otherwise responsible for any offer or experience made available under this program, and are not responsible for fulfilment, any changes or cancellation of any offer.
The Primary Cardholder on the Scotiabank American Express Platinum Card Account (the “Account”) is responsible for all charges to the Account including those made by the additional Supplementary Cardholder.
Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later in stores, apps, and websites in Safari; with Apple Watch in stores and apps; with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later in apps and websites; and with Mac in Safari with an Apple Pay enabled iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch. For a list of compatible Apple Pay devices, see https://support.apple.com/km207105
Under all insurance coverages or services, certain limitations, restrictions and exclusions apply, including a pre-existing condition exclusion for certain benefits. Please see the Certificates of Insurance for full coverage details. Coverages are underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary First North American Insurance Company. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not an insurer. All insurance claims must be forwarded to the insurance providers.
Scotia Credit Card Protection is underwritten by Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada under a Group Policy issued to The Bank of Nova Scotia. All coverage is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Certificate of Insurance which you will receive upon enrolment.
Registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. American Express is a registered trademark of American Express. This credit card program is issued and administered by the Bank of Nova Scotia under license from American Express.
Savings and reward potential in first 14 months based on the following card usage and offers:
$700 in travel rewards (70,000 bonus Scene+ points) when you spend $3,000 within your first 3 months (to earn 50,000 points) and when you spend $10,000 within your first 14 months (to earn an additional 20,000 points);
$141 in foreign transaction fee savings based on average first year annual foreign spend per account (save the 2.5% foreign transaction fee typically charged by other card issuers);
$742 in travel rewards (74,188 Scene+ points) on everyday purchases based on average annual first year spend per account;
$721 value of a complimentary Priority Pass membership and free lounge passes per year for the primary cardholder (annual membership fee package of CAD$410/USD$299, which includes 10 lounge passes) and for one supplementary cardholder (basic annual membership fee of CAD$136/USD$99 plus 4 lounge passes at CAD$44/USD$32 each). Currency conversion as at September 26, 2022.
Potential 14-Month Value = up to $2,304
Actual savings and rewards earned will depend on individual card usage and eligibility for applicable offers. Conditions apply