SMS balance for Seylan Traveller's cardholders
NEW SERVICE: Seylan Bank has introduced a SMS balance service for
Seylan Traveller's Card.
The usage of travellers cheques (TC) is now reducing mainly due to
its limited acceptance in some countries and in shops and department
"This was why the Seylan Traveller's Card was introduced last year as
a replacement to the TC and it is gaining in popularity. This was the
main reason the bank decided to add this new features," Deputy General
Manager Seylan Card center, Tissa Nanayakkara said.
A Traveller's Card can be obtained over the counter after showing
valid travel documents with a minimum deposit of US $ 100 and the card
can be used in teller machines all-over the world and it can be used in
shops as well. "It is basically a visa card which can be obtained
without any red tape and the bank does not charge a fee to process the
card," he said.
Another advantage would be that the card could be reloaded at any
time and the validity of the card is six years. The card would also
provide an automatic insurance cover for US $ 1,000.