Black-Led Business Financing Program

Supporting Black-led businesses through access to financial solutions, advice, and the benefit of offers from Bank partners.

Product benefits

  • Term financing for both start-ups and established Black-Led businesses.
  • Access to resources and partnerships to help your business succeed.
  • Fixed or variable monthly payments available depending on the financial needs of your business.
  • Competitive fixed or floating interest rates.
  • Interest only payments for up to 12 months.*
  • Optional Scotia Business Loan Protection available.

Program details

  • Financing for new capital investments and/or working capital needs.
  • Competitive fixed or floating interest rates.
  • Interest only payments for 12 months.*
  • Up to 5-year term with amortization up to 10 years.
  • Term loan for business for capital investments minimum of $25,000 with a maximum limit of $250,000.
  • Term loan for business for working capital – minimum of $25,000 with a maximum limit of $50,000.


Businesses that have a minimum black ownership of 50% or more and annual sales up to $15,000,000 will be eligible to apply for loans under the program.

At Scotiabank, we’re committed to working together with our communities to remove barriers, increase opportunities, and improve representation – we’re stronger together!

Community Investments

ScotiaRISE is Scotiabank’s 10-year $500 million community investment initiative designed to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups. Through targeted community investments, we can remove barriers to advancement, increase access to opportunities and create a more inclusive world.

Scotiabank reaffirms commitment to inclusion for every future. We will always stand by our choice to be inclusive and kind.

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