Scotiabank reports fourth quarter and 2016 results

Scotiabank profit tops $2 billion as credit loss provisions dip



“During 2016, continued strong performances in our personal, commercial and wealth businesses, both in Canada and in our key Pacific Alliance markets drove solid earnings growth” said Brian Porter, President and CEO. “Our good results were achieved alongside a focused effort to advance the Bank’s strategic agenda including investments in digital capabilities to drive an even greater customer experience and more efficient operations.

“Canadian Banking had another strong year of operating performance and earnings growth. We continue to deliver valued advice, services and products to our base of more than 10 million retail and commercial customers. By deepening existing relationships and adding new customers, we further improved our asset and deposit mix, while generating improved returns for shareholders.

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