What is 2-step verification?

2-step verification (2SV) is a security verification method that helps to keep your account safe. Once you activate 2SV on your mobile phone, you’ll be asked to verify your identity through the Scotiabank mobile banking app by tapping on the push notification you receive on your mobile phone each time you sign in to your account using a new or untrusted device (e.g., a public computer). You will always need access to your mobile phone in order to sign in to your account from an untrusted device.

At this time, the 2-step verification is available in the Scotiabank mobile banking app but not the iTRADE app.

Last updated June 25, 2021