Frequently asked questions

What is the Scotiabank Women Initiative?

It is a signature program that breaks down economic barriers for women through unbiased access to capital, specialized education, and holistic advisory services and mentorship.

How do interested businesses participate? Do they have to be Scotiabank customers? 

  • The SWI programme is open to ALL businesses that are women-led or woman-owned.
  • Women-owned business - minimum shareholding of 20% and active in the business OR Women-led business - active director (as per business registration) or executive/decision maker

How does the Scotiabank Women Initiaitve support women owned and led business access financial solutions?

We have committed $3billion over three (3) years with additional benefits such as special loan rate of 8%*, 50% discount on commitment fees, full waiver on application fees and a 3-month fee waiver for online banking and merchant services