Scotiabank's Thompson Boulevard branch attracted a full audience on July 26 for the first of two mortgage seminars.
Attendees were provided with information from real estate, law, appraisal and land surveying professionals, who answered their questions and gave insights into different areas of the home-buying process.
"We know customers have questions, and the number of persons who attended the seminar speaks to that," said Sandevar Sandi, Scotiabank's Thompson Boulevard branch manager.
"Scotiabank is an advocate for providing customers with not only the tools to make them better off, but also the banking advice that helps them take advantage of what we can offer. These seminars are one avenue Scotiabank is using to share this knowledge."
Scotiabank representatives provided information on the process new and transferring mortgage applicants must follow. Subjects covered included changes to the first-time homeowner VAT and Stamp Duty exemptions.
"A mortgage is not a one-off investment; it's a substantial milestone which must grow and change with your needs," said Nakera Symonette, Scotiabank's senior manager for marketing and public relations in the northern Caribbean.
"These seminars are an opportunity for anyone with a mortgage, or looking to get a mortgage, to obtain valuable information and contacts. If you've been hesitant about coming in to speak with someone or just haven't had the time, these seminars are a no pressure environment to get the answers you need without asking a single question."
The second and final seminar in the series will take place on Thursday, August 3 in the East Bay Street branch at 6 pm. Persons interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.