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Project name
The Bank of Nova Scotia, Jamaica Limited
Project ID
Fiscal year
Not Active
Guarantee holder
The Bank of Nova Scotia
Investor country
Host country
Gross exposure
 $24.0 million
Project type

The Bank of Nova Scotia of Canada extended a $26.6 million loan to its subsidiary in Jamaica to expand local operations. MIGA issued a $24 million guarantee to cover the of expropriation and transfer restriction.

Incorporated in 1996, the subsidiary currently operates 45 branches in Jamaica, providing retail and corporate banking services. In addition, seven wholly owned subsidiaries provide specialized banking services such as mortgage finance and merchant banking. The lending activities of the subsidiary are expected to benefit companies in several sectors of the economy.

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