How-to open an additional account.

No need to visit a branch. If you already have an existing deposit account or credit card, you can open an additional account using Scotia OnLine Banking.

Let's get started. 

Follow the steps below to open a new account using OnLine Banking.

Step 1 - Select 'Open new account'

From the home screen, under the "Banking" area, select 'Open new account'.

Step 2 - Answer a few questions

Select the answers to the questions on this page, then click 'continue'.
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Step 3 - Select an account that best suits you

Review the list of Chequing and Savings accounts then select the one that best suits you. 

After reviewing, select the account type you would like to open then click 'continue'. 

Tip: For help choosing an account, view our Day-to-day Banking page and Account Comparison.

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Step 4 - Review all details

After verifying your information, click 'continue'.

Tip: In order to activate your new account, you'll need to deposit the minimum opening balance on the same day the account is opened.  

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Step 5 - Review all legal documents before you proceed

Be sure to review all legal documents, then select 'agree and continue'.

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Step 6 - Almost there! Just a few more deets.

Complete the additional questions, then click 'submit'.

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Step 7 - Success! You created a NEW account.

Congratulations! Your new account has now been created and will now show in your OnLine Banking.

Reminder: in order to activate your new account, you'll need to deposit the minimum opening balance on the same day the account is opened.  You can transfer funds to this new account, in the App. 

If you wish to link your new account to your existing ScotiaCard, please call the Contact Centre or visit a Branch.

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