Scotiabank Builds on Advice Podcasts with New Series for Homeowners

    TORONTO, May 18 /CNW/ - Homeowners now have quick and easy access to
advice and information from Scotiabank's The Money Clip podcasts. The new Home
Ownership Series features guest experts from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing
Corporation (CHMC), and celebrity designer Margie Doyle White from the W
Network's Take This House and Sell It home decorating show.
    "The Home Ownership Series is our newest podcast designed to provide
Canadians with information that they can use to make important decisions about
their home," says John Doig, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Domestic
Personal Banking. "Podcasts are growing in popularity and enable us to deliver
timely, relevant information to a wide range of people."The Home Ownership Series will feature nine podcast interviews up to 10
minutes in length. CHMC experts will discuss topics such as:
    -   critical factors for finding a first home;
    -   understanding mortgage options;
    -   what to look for in an agent;
    -   the role of the home inspector; and
    -   making a home marketable and tips for renovating.

    Designer Margie Doyle White will bring her expertise to Canadians to:
    -   offer insights on why some houses don't sell;
    -   look at how to improve the appeal of a home;
    -   discuss current decorating trends; and
    -   provide tips on decorating on a tight budget.The Money Clip podcasts feature straightforward advice and tips to help
Canadians to achieve their financial goals. It is the audio version of MyVault
News (, Scotiabank's digital newsletter service that
reaches over 1 million subscribers. Access to The Money Clip podcasts is
available at for listening or downloading, or
through a subscription from iTunes. Listeners can also access additional
podcasts such as the recent Business Clips series featuring small business
advice and information.

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With over 57,000 employees, Scotiabank Group
and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With $396 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the
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For further information:
For further information: Patty Stathokostas, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-3625,