Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited is one of Trinidad’s leading financial institutions. Our energies are focused on individual customers, employees, shareholders, and on building a strong community presence. Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited provides innovative financial products and services to individuals, small and medium-size businesses, and large corporations across the country.
Since 1954 Scotiabank has been serving the people of Trinidad and Tobago, providing financial products and services. We currently have a network of 24 branches and 4 retail sales centres strategically located across Trinidad and Tobago, designed to offer the latest financial service and advice to existing and potential customers.
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 had opened a branch outside the U.K. or the U.S.
The bank had a branch in Kingston before opening a branch in Toronto, Canada, where the Bank's Executive Offices are now located. Some 116 years later, Scotiabank is the leading bank in the Caribbean and Central America, with operations in 25 countries, including affiliates. Scotiabank is the only Canadian bank with operations in four of the seven Central American countries, namely Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and El Salvador.
Scotiabank employs 7,765 people in the region, serving more than two million customers. About 99 per cent of employees are hired locally. The Bank has 294 branches and operates over 655 automated teller machines (ABMs) throughout the region.
The Bank's international strategy focuses on investing resources in high-potential markets where Scotiabank anticipates solid, long-term economic growth and increasing demands for financial services. Scotiabank prides itself on leveraging the best Canadian sales and service practices to retain and attract high-value customers abroad. The Bank's core purpose is to be the best at helping customers become financially better off by providing relevant solutions to meet their unique needs.