Pocket Banking

Celltel subscribers who bank with Sampath Bank can virtually carry their bank in their pockets, through an innovative SMS-based facility launched this week.
Cell Banking SMS is an advanced, secure mobile communications link provided to all Celltel GSM users jointly by Celltel and Sampath Bank, to provide an instant real-time transaction facility that can be activated by a simple SMS command.rn

rnA comprehensive range of transactions is available categorised under Inquiries, Requests, Fund Transfers and Alerts, enabling Celltel users to view account balances, mini as well as full statements and cheque status, request cheque books, stop cheque payments, transfer funds between their own accounts as well as to other accounts at Sampath and other banks and to make credit card payments.rn

rnUsers of Cell Banking SMS may also customise the service to receive automatic alerts from the bank on issued cheques, significant changes in account balances and cheque realisation. rn

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