Scotiabank launches new website

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Today Scotiabank announced the launch of its newly redesigned websites, Scotiabank.com, and Scotia OnLine®, a dynamic banking and investment site for Canadian customers.

"People are looking for online information and services that are easy to access and use and we know that for a lot of people our website is often the first or main point of contact," said Duncan Hannay, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Canada for Scotiabank. "Through enhanced navigation tools that make it easier to find information and services and new multimedia and video content, our customers will have a more compelling online experience."

The new Scotia OnLine page provides even greater convenience. It's a one-stop, 24-hour location where customers can manage their financial needs and make informed investment decisions.

"We're committed to providing customers with exceptional  banking and investing options and we're using the most advanced technologies available," said James McPhedran, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Distribution, Canada for Scotiabank. "Combined with our award-winning mobile banking service1, we continue to provide customers with a comprehensive choice of options to do their banking how they want, when they want."

For ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing® customers, the new site provides an enriched online trading experience with commissions as low as $6.99,*  enhanced trading functionality, the option to subscribe2 to a new Active Trader Platform, called FlightDesk, and a more comprehensive research centre.

To learn more go to scotiabank.com/newscotiaonline to view videos and demos of the new site or visit scotiabank.com today to get started on a more engaging online experience.

About Scotiabank:
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 73,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets above $567 billion (as at July 31, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

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*To qualify for commissions of $6.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $6.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade, you must, during the immediately preceding calendar quarter, execute at least 150 equity or options trades. To qualify for commissions of $9.99 flat per Canadian or U.S. equities trade and $9.99 + $1.25/contract for each options trade, you must, during the immediately preceding calendar quarter, execute at least 30 equity or options trades or have a minimum of $50,000 in combined ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing account assets. You must re-qualify each calendar quarter. New qualification status will be effective on the second business day of the calendar quarter. Fees for U.S. transactions are charged in U.S. dollars.

12011 Recipient of the Celent Model Banking Award for Distribution/Channel Management

2. Monthly platform fees apply. To qualify for free access to Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk, you must, during the immediately preceding calendar quarter, execute at least 30 equity or options trades or have a minimum of $250,000 in combined ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing account assets. To qualify for access to Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk for a platform fee of $69.95/month, you must, during the immediately preceding calendar quarter, execute 9-29 equity or options trades or have a minimum of $50,000 in combined ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing account assets. To qualify for access to Scotia iTRADE FlightDesk for a platform fee of $99.95/month, you must, during the immediately preceding calendar quarter, execute 0-8 equity or options trades. You must re-qualify each calendar quarter.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information:

Diana Hart: Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-866-7238,
diana_hart@scotiacapital.com.


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