Scotiabank in the Caribbean and Central America
Scotiabank has been part of the Caribbean and Central America region since 1889 when the Bank opened its first office in Kingston, Jamaica to support the trade of rum sugar and fish. This was the first time a Canadian bank opened a branch outside the U.K. or the U.S. Scotiabank had a branch in Kingston before the Bank opened a branch in Toronto, Canada, where the Bank's Executive Offices are now located.
Some 130 plus years later, Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas and the Caribbean with a strong presence in the Region.
- Scotiabank employs near 9,300 people in the region
- Serves more than 1.7 million customers
- About 99% of employees are hired locally
- There are 294 branches and over 655 automated banking machines (ATMs) throughout the region
As part of our international strategy, we focus on investing in markets where we anticipate solid, long-term economic growth. We pride ourselves on leveraging Canada’s best sales and service practices to retain and attract high-value customers abroad. We’re committed to helping you become financially better off by providing the right solutions for your unique needs.