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The Scotiabank advantage.

Scotiabank is one of Canada’s Big Five Banks, meaning it’s one of the country’s largest financial institutions by market capitalization. It’s also Canada’s most internationally present bank. It operates in more than 55 countries around the world, including in the United States and in countries throughout Asia and the Caribbean. Scotiabank credit card holders will likely find a piece of home wherever they travel. They’ll also get access to a wide variety of Scotiabank benefits, like multiple rewards programs, partnerships, award-winning products, and highly acclaimed customer service.

Here’s why Canadians love Scotiabank credit cards:

The Scotia Rewards® Program

Scotiabank credit card holders can take advantage of Scotia Rewards, the bank’s robust and flexible rewards program. With the Scotiabank®* Gold American Express® Card, the Scotiabank®* American Express® Card, and other participating cards, you can earn Scotia Rewards and redeem your points for gift cards, credit towards your credit card statement, and brand name merchandise. You can even use the points to save on flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more.

Competitive cash back program

Earning cash back while spending credit is the dream — and it’ll give you another reason to love your Scotiabank credit card. If you choose a cash back card, you’ll be enrolled in the Scotia Momentum® Cash Back Visa program, where you’ll get competitive cash back rewards on everyday purchases.

SCENE® partnership

Love movies? Scotiabank makes it easier to earn free movies faster with its Cineplex SCENE® rewards program partnership. This popular rewards program not only lets you collect points towards free movies with every purchase, it also gives you an additional 10% off Tuesday tickets — which are already discounted — plus a discount on snacks at the concession stand. In other words, take advantage of a Scotiabank SCENE card if you’re a big movie buff.

General Motors rewards cards

Scotiabank is the only bank in Canada to offer GM Visa cards that can get you into a shiny new car for less. These co-branded cards let you collect up to $3,500 in GM Earnings on all purchases and that money can go towards the purchase or lease of a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac. The best part? GM Earnings don’t expire — so even if you’re not ready for a new ride now, your points will be waiting when you are. Or if you’re feeling generous, you can transfer points to immediate family members, even if they don’t live in your household.

Awards and recognition

With a Scotiabank credit card, you’re banking with one of the best. Global research and consulting firm Ipsos recognized Scotiabank in its 2016 Best Banking Awards. In fact, Scotiabank won awards in nine Ipsos categories, including best Value for Money, best Interest Rates & Service Charges, best Products & Services Excellence, and best Online Banking Excellence.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank was founded in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia — as its name suggests. The bank opened a second branch in Windsor, Nova Scotia shortly after and quickly expanded throughout the region. In 1882, it opened its first branch outside the Maritimes, in Winnipeg, before extending to places as diverse as Toronto, Minneapolis, Boston, and Kingston, Jamaica. To this day, Scotiabank has a strong presence throughout the Americas. You can find the bank in places as varied as Sarnia and San Francisco, Burnaby and Bogota. And if you're looking for a credit card at Scotiabank, you've got options, including Visa and MasterCard products.

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