Commercial Bank of Ceylon has installed an automated teller machine (ATM) at the refurbished Sathosa Mega Outlet in Welisara. The Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe who formally declared open the new look Sathosa Mega Outlet also unveiled this ATM to the public.
Commercial Bank’s Deputy General Manager Personal Banking Mrs Sandra Walgama represented the Bank at this event.
The Commercial Bank ATM network is the largest owned by a private bank in Sri Lanka, and has over the years set and rewritten many records for cash dispensed during times of national celebrations such as the Sinhala and Tamil New Year and Christmas.
Commercial Bank has established many ATMs outside its branch network, mainly in public places such as bus stands and railway stations to facilitate customers’ and non customers’ access to their money.
In addition to withdrawals, the Bank’s ATM machines enable convenient settlement of water and electricity bills, bills of Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat, Hutch and Lanka Bell networks, and Commercial Bank Credit Card payments 24-hours a day, 365-days of the year. The Bank’s network of teller machines is linked with millions of ATMs across the world.
Commercial Bank ATMs also support the networks of Mastercard, Maestro, Cirrus, Visa, Plus, Amex, UnionPay, Discover and Diner’s Club thus enabling tourists and other visitors to Sri Lanka to withdraw money from their overseas accounts for spending in the country.
The ATM network of the Bank has been upgraded to EMV Chip capability, significantly enhancing security against fraud by conforming to the EMV standards of the various card brands that it accepts. As a result, every Commercial Bank ATM now accepts and processes transactions based on Smart Card Integrated Circuit (IC) data as well as magnetic strip data.