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First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are safe. This is an unprecedented period of uncertainty; one that is evolving daily and having unforeseen impacts on our families, businesses, and our communities at large.  Rest assured that 1st National Bank of Scotia is well prepared to weather this storm and continue meeting your financial needs, whatever they may be.  Although the way to access our services might be different due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we will be there for you.

This moment in time will be marked by how communities come together, support one another and display the fortitude to carry on as we work to adjust to the new normal. The 1st National Bank of Scotia team stands ready and available to support you. If at anytime you need to reach us, please call your branch or our main number at (518) 370-7200.  You may also email us at information@firstscotia.com. If you or your business is facing any financial stress, or just have a question, please contact us and tell us your story.

We are grateful for the trust you have in us and know that you rely on us every day for your financial needs. We will continue to uphold our responsibility to ensure the safe and sound practices which are essential to protecting your assets. Your bank is safe, sound, and well run, and will remain so throughout this national emergency.

Our website will continually be updated with the most current information. Please know that our 1st National Bank of Scotia team is committed to working with each of our customers and communities in navigating through these challenging circumstances.


John Buhrmaster, President & CEO

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