Parent Company: Bank of Nova Scotia
Brand Value: $9,346 million
Headquarter City: Toronto
Year Formed: 1832
Scotiabank describes itself as Canada’s leading international bank with major operations in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Founded in 1832 as the Bank of Nova Scotia, it held its first shareholder’s meeting in a coffee house in Halifax. The bank spent much of the 19th and early 20th centuries expanding across Canada and internationally. Today, Scotiabank operates in 25 countries on four continents, offering its 25 million customers with a range of services, including personal banking, wealth management, and corporate and investment banking. In a financial world plagued by volatility, Scotiabank delivered record earnings of $9.1 billion in 2018, up 10 percent year over year.