Scotiabank was originally founded in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was headquartered until it moved to Toronto in 1900.
The Bank of Nova Scotia, operating as Scotiabank, is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. One of Canada’s Big Five banks, it is the third largest bank in Canada by deposits and market capitalization. It serves over 25 million customers worldwide and offers a range of products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management, corporate and investment banking.
Scotiabank has billed itself as “Canada’s most international bank” due to its acquisitions primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in parts of Europe and Asia.
William Lawson served as the first president of the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1832 to 1837.