SOURCE: Scotiabank


July 09, 2015 15:34 ET

What Would You Do With an Extra $1,500?

Scotiabank and Arlene Dickinson Team Up to Help Canadians Become 'Financially New and Improved'

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - A little bit of extra money can often make a big difference. This is the sentiment at the heart of Scotiabank's newly launched Financially New and Improved campaign. Scotiabank is inviting Canadians across the country to visit a branch to learn tips from a Scotiabank advisor about hidden savings that can add up to an extra $1,500 a year, on top of what they are already investing.

"We understand that, more and more, Canadians are feeling the pinch when it comes to their savings," said Ahmad Dajani, Vice President, Retail Deposits and Investments at Scotiabank. "At Scotiabank, we're committed to helping Canadians become financially better off by cutting through the clutter and offering customized advice that meets their unique circumstances. We want to show customers how they can make simple changes to save big - often as much as an extra $1,500 in one year. Our goal is to help them to take control of their savings and become financially new and improved in the process."

In support of the campaign and to raise awareness of the importance of saving, Scotiabank has engaged Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson to help promote this new way to save. No stranger to financial challenges, Dickinson came from humble beginnings and became one of Canada's most successful female business leaders and a household name. Dickinson helped kick off the campaign by sharing her tips for financial success through a live Twitter Chat on July 8. Check her tips at:

"I have seen, firsthand, how impactful small changes to your financial planning can be for Canadians and their families," said Arlene Dickinson, author, entrepreneur and CEO of Venture Communications. "Saving even a small amount each day can put you on the right track to achieving your financial goals. Scotiabank is helping Canadians plan ahead and make smart financial choices."

Scotiabank's Financially New and Improved campaign will run throughout the summer. It also features a contest that will reward Canadians on Twitter and Facebook each week with a prize of $1,500 for answering the question: "What would you do if you had an extra $1,500?" along with the hashtag #My1500. For more information about the contest refer to

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