ComBank’s ATMs dispense Rs 25.3 bn in December
The Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon
dispensed a mammoth Rs 25.3 billion in December 2012, establishing an
all-time high for cash dispensed in a single month.
The Bank’s 555 plus ATMs processed a record 5.57 million transactions
between December 1 to 31 , and issued more than a billion rupees in a
day five times during the month, on December, 10, 21, 24, 28 and 31.
In the week preceding Christmas day, the Commercial Bank ATM network,
which is the single largest automated cash dispensing system owned by a
bank in Sri Lanka, dispensed Rs 6.56 billion as preparations for the
festivities reached a peak.
The cumulative value of cash withdrawn in December 2012 beat the
previous record set in April 2012 by 10 %, the bank said.The highest
number of transactions processed on a single day during the month was
274,000, on December 31.“Once again, our ATM network has played an
indispensable role in enhancing convenience for hundreds of thousands of
Sri Lankans during one of the busiest periods of the year,” Commercial
Bank’s Assistant General Manager - Operations Palitha Perera said. “He
said the record statistics also underline the robustness, capacity and
reliability of the bank’s ATM network and are a strong case for
continued investment in expanding delivery channels to support the needs
of customers country-wide.
Holders of Commercial Bank’s standard ATM cum Shopping Debit Cards
can withdraw up to Rs 40,000 from the bank’s ATMs per withdrawal. The
bank also offers customers the option of setting their own ATM
withdrawal limits up to a maximum of Rs 100,000 a day, and a
point-of-sale limit of up to Rs 500,000.