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The Bank of Nova Scotia is the Canadian bank with the greatest international presence.
With more than 188 years of solid experience in the world and 25 years of uninterrupted presence in Costa Rica.
Globally, the entity has $1,2 trillion of assets (as of July 31, 2021) and more than 90 thousand employees.

In the local market, the bank offers a wide range of financial products and services for Corporate and Commercial Banking, as well as Personal Banking and Small Business. It also has various subsidiaries for investment funds, leasing, insurance, and private banking.
Scotiabank Costa Rica in numbers:
  • 29 branches throughout the country.
  • More than 203 ATMs and ATMs for deposits and payments.
  • Electronic lobby for inquiries within the branches.
  • More than 167 points of payment to process cash advances, payment of cards and public.
  • Channels: Scotia en Línea, Mobile Banking App, Beneficios en Línea store, TeleScotia 8001 SCOTIA (726-842), a self-service menu operating 24/7, and dedicated lines for Premium and SME.
Corporate and Commercial Banking.
We offer a variety of cash management and trade finance services for your Company:

Products & Services

Awards & Recognitions:


Various organizations have recognized Scotiabank's success over the years. These are the recently received awards:

In 2021, Scotiabank received, for the eleventh consecutive year, recognition from the Great Place to Work Institute, for meeting the standards to be considered an excellent workplace that enhances the development of human talent. According to the Best Places to Work list, Scotiabank ranked as follows:

  • 1st place among banks in the country list.
  • 5th place among the best places to work in Costa Rica.
  • 3rd place among companies with more than 1,000 employees in Central America (between 1,000 and 1,500 employees).
  • 6th place in the ranking of Latin America.
In August 2021, Scotiabank was recognized as the Most Innovative Bank in Data by The Banker magazine's 2021 Global Digital Banking Innovation Awards, a Financial Times publication that recognizes global excellence in fintech and celebrates innovation in said sector
According to the corporate monitor Merco 2020, Scotiabank was ranked 63rd in the Ranking of Best Responsibility and Corporate Governance Companies in Costa Rica (previously 76th) and 4th in the Banking sector list (previously 6th)
Scotiabank Global was included, for the fourth year in a row, in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), which recognizes companies committed to gender equality in the workforce and transparent reporting on this topic.
Global Finance Magazine recognized Scotiabank Global, in November 2020, for its outstanding leadership in times of crisis due to COVID-19, considering that it exceeded expectations in response to the global pandemic, supporting customers, employees and society. in general.
In October 2020, Scotiabank became the first private bank in the country to be certified as a Cash-Free Entity, a recognition granted by the Central Bank of Costa Rica. After a detailed process, the Bank demonstrated that 100% of its internal transactions are carried out through electronic means or digital channels