SOURCE: Scotiabank


March 20, 2014 09:00 ET

Scotiabank Named Best Partner Bank in Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Europe and Central Asia

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 20, 2014) - Scotiabank has been named the 2013 Best Partner Bank in Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Europe and Central Asia by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The awards were presented at the IFC's 6th Annual Global Trade Partners Meeting on February 18-20, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

"We are honoured to be recognized for this award by the IFC's Global Trade and Supply Chain Solutions team," said Alberta G. Cefis, Scotiabank's Executive Vice President and Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB). "This award highlights Scotiabank's ongoing commitment to high quality, innovative offerings and services that meet the needs of our customers wherever they do business."

Scotiabank's GTB unit works with commercial and corporate customers globally, to deliver customer-centric trade services, correspondent banking, cash management and payments, commercial cards, foreign exchange and investment solutions.

"We are pleased to acknowledge Scotiabank for their innovation and extensive work to support the growth of emerging market trade, which has helped more countries and firms integrate into global supply chains," said Georgina Baker, IFC's Trade and Supply Chain Director.

Scotiabank's Global Transaction Banking (GTB) business provides financial solutions including cash management, payments, trade finance and correspondent banking services to commercial and corporate customers domestically and around the world by drawing on more than 180 years of banking experience to meet evolving customer needs. Scotiabank, through its Global Transaction Banking (GTB) unit, currently offers a wide variety of domestic and cross-border trade finance solutions including specialized vendor programs, cross-border buyer credits and subsidiary financing. For more information visit

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