The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has enhanced the value of its savings products for women and senior citizens through a partnership with the Asiri Group of Hospitals to offer customers in these categories an exclusive discount on selected diagnostic services.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two entities paves the way for holders of Commercial Bank’s ‘Anagi’ Savings Account for Women and ‘Udara’ Savings/Fixed Deposits for senior citizens to be eligible to receive substantialdiscounts on health checks done at the Wellness Centres of four hospitals of the Asiri Group of Hospitals.
This exclusive discount will be available till 31st December 2016 at Asiri Surgical Hospitalat Kirimandala Mawatha in Colombo 5, Central Hospital at Colombo 10 and at two Asiri Hospitals inMatara.
In addition toinvestigations atWellness Centres, Anagi Women’s Savings Account holders will be eligible to this special discount on special screening packages for cancer and other medical check-ups designed for women under 40 and over 40, the Bank said.
Among the health checks for Udara Account Holders to which the discount will apply are the Well Woman Health Check-up; Well Man Health Check-up; Special Cancer Detection Health Check, Heart Health Check and Diabetic Health Check.
The discount will be available either when an Anagi Debit Card is used to pay for the health packages or is produced at the counter or when an Udara Senior Citizens Entitlement Card is produced at the hospital counter.
“Our Anagi and Udara products are unique because they have been developed after research in to the needs of the specific customer segments they are intended for,” said Mr S Renganathan Commercial Bank’s Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer. “Each of these schemes has tangible value additions, and this latest benefit will significantly augment the value of both products.”
“The Asiri Group of Hospitals is delighted to support the Commercial Bank in its efforts to promote the wellbeing of its customers,” said Dr Manjula Karunarathne, Chief Executive Officer of Asiri Health. “Asiri Group of Hospitals is the largest private healthcare services provider in Sri Lanka, and is an appropriate partner for the largest private Bank in the country.”
The signing of the MoU between the two companies was attended by Commercial Bank’s Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director Mr S. Renganathan, the Bank’s Deputy General Manager Marketing, Mr Hasrath Munasinghe, the CEO of Asiri HealthDr Manjula Karunarathne, and Head of Marketing Corporate – Asiri HealthMr Dasarath Hettiarachchi.
Commercial Bank’s Anagi Women’s Savings Account offers one of the best interest rates in the savings account category for women, Gold Loans at a concessionary rate for the purchase of jewellery and a Combank Shopping Debit Card. An Anagi account can be opened with a minimum deposit of Rs 1,000. Account holders have a choice of a branded passbook or statement based savings.
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 250 branches, and a network of 625 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.