Scotiabank Named Best Consumer Internet
Bank in Twenty Caribbean Countries
Scotiabank St. Maarten Named Best
Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank
TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Scotiabank has been named the "Best Consumer
Internet Bank" in twenty Caribbean countries by a major international
financial magazine. Global Finance also recognized Scotiabank St.
Maarten with the "Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank" award in
its World's Best Internet Banks competition in Latin America. The
rankings will be published in the September 2010 issue of Global
"We are honoured that Global Finance has recognized
Scotiabank's breadth of Internet services with 21 awards that span the
Caribbean and Latin America," said Claude Norfolk, Senior Vice
President, International Banking, Caribbean, Scotiabank. "Our priority
is to maintain this level of world-class service as we continue to
develop our Internet services and meet the evolving needs of customers."
The awards pay tribute to the most successful and innovative online
banks throughout the world. Judging criteria is based on strength of
strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in
getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, scope
of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet
initiatives and web site design and functionality.
"We are thrilled to accept the recognition from Global Finance
for our Internet Banking services," said Kim McKenzie, Executive Vice
President, Information Technology & Solutions, Scotiabank. "Providing
customers across the Caribbean and Latin America with a first-class
option is a priority for Scotiabank and this recognition is a testament
to the success of our efforts."
"In less than a decade, the Internet has transformed the way many
consumers and most businesses bank," says Joseph D. Giarraputo,
publisher of Global Finance. "The continuing improvements in Internet
offerings represented by this year's entries show that more significant
Internet banking developments are still ahead of us."
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier
financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With close
to 68,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve
approximately 14.6 million customers in some 50 countries around the
world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services
including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With
more than $526 billion in assets (as at April 30, 2010), Scotiabank
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more
information please visit href="http://www.scotiabank.com/">www.scotiabank.com.
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Lauren Mostowyk, Public Affairs