Cash rewards from Commercial Bank for bill payments via Mobile Banking


The Commercial Bank of Ceylon is to reward customers for usage of the Bank’s Mobile Banking facility, with Rs 1.5 million in cash prizes over the next three months.

Customers already registered for Mobile Banking who pay a minimum of three utility bills such as Electricity, Water, Telephone and Pay TV a month to the cumulative value of Rs 2,500 or more between 15th January and 15th April 2016 will be eligible to win 300 cash prizes of Rs 5,000 each, the Bank said. Draws are to be conducted after the 15th of the month in February, March and April in respect of each preceding month, and each month’s 100 winners will have their prize money credited to their accounts.

Commercial Bank offers mobile phone users the convenience of accessing many of its services via USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) technology, via the Bank’s own sophisticated app for users of Apple or Android-powered smart devices and via SMS.

Available to mobile phone users on the Etisalat, Dialog and Mobitel networks, Commercial Bank’s easy to access menu-driven USSD-based mobile banking service offers greater convenience and functionality, enabling users to carryout numerous banking transactions including Account Balance and Credit Card Balance Inquiries, Utility Bill Payments, Fund Transfers, Exchange Rate Inquiries, PIN Changes, Mobile Reloads and request Micro Statements.

Because these services are offered on the USSD platform, they can be accessed via virtually any mobile phone and do not require an Internet connection. Access the Mobile Banking menu by dialling #8823#.

The only Sri Lankan bank to be ranked among the Top 1000 banks of the world for five consecutive years, Commercial Bank operates a network of 246 branches and 621 ATMs in Sri Lanka. The Bank was ranked the most valuable private sector brand in Sri Lanka in 2014 and has also won multiple awards as Sri Lanka’s best bank from a number of international publications over several years. The Bank was adjudged one of Sri Lanka’s 10 best corporate citizens by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and 2014.

Commercial Bank’s overseas operations encompass Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 18 branches and Myanmar, where it has a Representative Office in Yangon. In September 2015, the Bank received regulatory approval for the establishment of a fully-fledged Tier I Bank in the Republic of Maldives.