Scotiabank tech spend rises 13% YoY in Q2


Scotiabank invested in expertise within the second quarter pushed by project-related prices and software program and licensing bills.

The Canadian financial institution’s tech spend in Q2 elevated 13% yr over yr to $383 million, in keeping with the financial institution’s quarterly earnings presentation.

WHY IT MATTERS: In Q2, the financial institution centered on buyer progress, purposeful allocation of capital and operational effectivity to extend profitability and scale back prices, Chief Government Scott Thomson stated right now in the course of the financial institution’s earnings name.

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Rising rates are expanding Canadian banks' net interest margin, but a flatter and inverted yield curve limits upside, and a peak may come in 2023.
Photographer: Della Rollins/Bloomberg

It is a continued effort from Q1 when Thomson mentioned efforts to scale back spending in noncritical areas because the financial institution monitored the macroeconomic atmosphere.

BY THE NUMBERS: Scotiabank posted in Q2:

  • Digital usership grew 6% YoY to 9.9 million; and
  • Cell usership elevated 11% YoY to 7.8 million.

NOTEWORTHY: In April, Scotiabank’s Group Head of Worldwide Banking and Digital Transformation Ignacio “Nacho” Deschamps introduced his retirement.

He “led the financial institution via an enterprise extensive digital journey,” CEO Thomson stated in a launch.

The financial institution appointed Francisco Aristeguieta as group head of worldwide banking, in keeping with a financial institution launch. Aristeguieta’s appointment was efficient Might 1, and he’s accountable for driving the engagement of shoppers in worldwide markets.

FUTURE LOOK: The financial institution accomplished its nationwide rollout of cell app rewards program Scene+ in the course of the quarter, Thomson stated, noting that there are plans to reinforce this system this summer season with the addition of dwelling {hardware}.

“The Scene+ program is exceeding our expectations. Scene+ has in extra of 13 million members and climbing with Quebec driving an oversize share of that progress,” Thomson stated.

Editor’s be aware: All quantities have been transformed to USD.


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