Seylan Ihalin Ihalata offers interest upto 14 per cent
Seylan Bank offers upto 14 per cent interest on “Seylan Ihalin
Ihalata”, a tier based Savings account, which offers a higher rate of
interest for higher balances.
The initial deposit to open a “Seylan Ihalin Ihalata” account is Rs.
5,000/-. Overnight balances between Rs. 5,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- attract
an interest rate of 12.5 per cent p.a. and from Rs. 50,001/- onwards an
interest rate of 14 per cent p.a. would be applicable.
Interest would be calculated on the end-of-day balances at the
applicable interest rate and credited to the account on a monthly basis.
Customers could transact business as usual and any number of
withdrawals are allowed.
Those who maintain a minimum balance of Rs 20,000/- in their “Seylan
Ihalin Ihalata” accounts, for a continuous unbroken period of six
calendar months immediately preceding the event would be eligible to
apply for “Seylan Merit Rewards” benefits, as well for grants covering
life style benefits such as marriage, child birth, surgery, winning
international events, etc.
In addition, depositors would be issued with a Seylan VISA
International Debit Card free of charge for the first year, free SMS
Banking facility and free Internet Banking facility too would be on
offer for the first year.
‘Seylan Ihalin Ihalata’ balances could be used as collateral for
borrowings over the counter for upto 90 per cent of the account balance.
Account holders also have the freedom to access their accounts from
anywhere in the world with internet banking, telephone Banking, SMS
banking and through the Visa Electron international debit card.
Seylan Bank with its island-wide branch and ATM network and the
‘Anywhere, Anytime Banking’ concept has provided convenience to its
customers, who could use their international debit card for purchases at
any VISA accredited merchant, directly debiting their accounts.
Seylan Bank’s customers can also enjoy 24 hour 365 day uninterrupted
banking at Millennium branch, Ceylinco Seylan Towers, Galle Road,
As per its Founder Chairman Dr. Lalith Kotelawala’s initiative,
Seylan Bank’s Savings Account holders can have banking brought to their
doorstep with the ‘Palm Top Banking’ concept which, coupled with the
above benefits, is an unbeatable combination, being the envy of other
HSBC - ‘Click and Win’ promo winners
Internet Banking Officer, HSBC, Zarshad Farook, Assistant
Manager Direct Banking, HSBC, Milinda Nandasena, Manager Product
Development and Channel Marketing, HSBC Gayal Wickramasinghe
handing over the list of winners to Deputy Commissioner G. A. N.
Jayantha - and Tax Officer Samantha Abeywardena.
HSBC concluded the monthly draw for its ‘Click and Win’ Personal
Internet Banking usage promotion, which was introduced in June 2008.
Twenty lucky HSBC Personal Internet Banking customers, were rewarded
with valuable prizes, including pen drives and HSBC branded items.
The ‘Click and Win’ promotion will continue to reward customers
through a points scheme till August 31, increasing their chances of
winning every time they use the service to perform various transactions.
To enter the Monthly draw and the Grand Draw, customers will get one
chance for every 10 points they have earned during the promotion period.
The Click and Win usage promotion has resulted in a significant
increase of customer usage of Personal Internet Banking during the
months of June and July.
Overall winners of the draw include: F. N. Akram, A. G. Dehigaspitiya,
D. B. Pushpakumara, C. S. Avory, Y. M. N. K. Bandara, K. A.
Wijegunasinghe, K. K. P. Nanayakkara, A. T. D. Thampapillai, H. D. J. B.
Ranchigoda, M. Wijegunawardene, A. M. M. Mipas, S. Ranatunga, V.
Kanthasamy, A. C. A. Irshad, W. C. de Silva, A. Riyaz, K. D. Bais, T. C.
Athuraliya, W. W. M. L. Wijesundara and C. B. Wijethilake.
Bank of Ceylon felicitates 580 employees
As part of 69th Year Anniversary Celebrations:
A member of the board of Directors Dr. Buddhadasa Kaluarachchi
awarding a gold coin to an employee.
Bank of Ceylon celebrated its 69th Year Anniversary on 1st August
2008. As part of banks’ anniversary celebrations 580 employees who have
completed 25 years of service were felicitated recently.
The Board of Directors, General Manager and the Corporate Management
presided over the event which was held on the August 16 at BMICH.
Addressing the gathering the bank’s General Manager B. A. C. Fernando
reiterated the fact that any organisations’ progress is dependent on its
staff and he was proud to say that over the years Bank of Ceylon’s
success was mainly due to its staff’s dedication and commitment.
At present Bank of Ceylon has the widest branch network comprising
305 branches across the country and three overseas branches in London,
Male and Chennai. With an asset base of over Rs. 450 billion and a
customer base of over seven million BOC has the international AA Fitch
Today the BOC staff strength exceeds 8000 employees.
NTB opens Wattala Personal Banking Centre
Nations Trust Bank PLC recently opened their fifth Personal Banking
Centre, located at the Keells Super outlet in Wattala.
The Bank’s Personal Banking Centre (PBC) offers 365 day banking
facilities through its ATM - which permits cash deposits that are
recognised in real time, which means that the money that is deposited
will be credited to the relevant account instantly.
In addition to this the PBC also facilitates cash deposits, payments
for the American Express card, a cheque drop box to make payments and
deposits via cheques as well as a host of benefits through this
Each PBC will also have key service personnel for any assistance or
inquiries. Customers may also use the PBC to open savings and fixed
deposit accounts as well as having free access to the Bank’s internet
People’s Bank supports Avukana grounds refurbishment
Chairman People’s Bank W. Karunajeewa, handing over the
sponsorship cheque to Director General, Civil Security
Department Rear Admiral Sarath P. Weerasekera. Also in the
picture are Chief Executive Officer / General Manager M.
Wickremasinghe, Head of Banking Services Kumar Mayadunne, Head
of Marketing and Public Affairs from People’s Bank Deepal
Abeysekera, Additional Director General Nandana Wijeratne,
Headquarters CEO CI Jagath Wijesundera and District Officer
Janaka Liayanaarachchi, Coordinator - Archaeological Activities
from the Civil Security Force.
People’s Bank has joined with the Civil Security Department, which is
working under the guidance of the Archaeological Department, in a
project to refurbish, beautify and to provide for the maintenance of the
grounds in which the sacred Avukana Buddha statue is situated in.
The project aims to restore the due glory to this place of worship,
which is a symbol of spirituality and serenity to Sri Lanka. Yet another
corporate social responsibility endeavour of People’s Bank, this project
will protect this national treasure, preserving its moral, religious and
cultural significance for generations to come.