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Newcomers recall how Scotiabank eased their move from India to Canada

“The Scotiabank StartRight Program helped us settle in quickly”

Names Amit and Mrinali Chauhan
Country of origin India
Year of arrival in Canada 2011
Why we are Scotiabank customers The Chauhan family’s arrival was made easier by the fact that they had set up their Canadian bank account in India, so they could send funds safely to Canada before they landed. They heard about the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 International Account Opening at an information session at a Scotiabank branch in Delhi. They were later connected with Syed Haider, a Scotiabank Personal Banking Officer in Calgary, who helped them with their bank account in Canada and obtain pre-approval for a credit card2. Amit recounts, “After travelling 7,000 miles I could talk to Syed in my own language and get advice about apartments, schools and Indian groceries.”

The Scotiabank StartRight Program understood our needs “Syed reviewed our earnings and financial history and explained my options.” We qualified for the Scotiabank StartRight Mortgage Program3, a hassle-free mortgage tailored for newcomers to Canada. “They helped me get my first home, and I thanked them by surprising the branch team with a traditional sweet, burfi.”

Scotiabank branches in India

Mumbai Mittal Tower, Nariman Point. Phone: 22-236-4200
New Delhi Dr Gopal Das Bhavan, Barakhamba Road. Phone: 11-335-1522
Coimbatore Classic Towers, Trichy Road. Phone: 422-303-404
Bengaluru SN Towers, MG Road. Phone: 80-558-1415
Hyderabad Banjara Hills. Phone: 40-666-2265

1. The Scotiabank StartRight Program, created for Canadian Landed Immigrants from 0-3 years in Canada, International Students and Foreign Workers. The Scotiabank StartRight Mortgage Program, created for Canadian Landed Immigrants and Foreign Workers from 0-5 years in Canada. 2. See #1 in our ad of this publication for details of the offer. 3. See #5 in our ad of this publication for details of the offer. ® Registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. *VISA Int./Licensed User The Bank of Nova Scotia.

Posted: Apr 3, 2013

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