Commercial Banks ATMs dispensed a staggering Rs. 625 million over the five-day lquote Avurudu weekend in April, the Bank said this week.
Commercial Banks Deputy General Manager endash Personal Banking Ravi Dias said nearly 151,000 cash withdrawals were made during this period and due to heavy usage most ATMs had to be reloaded with cash several times during the period.
Cardholders of other banks, many foreigners and other locals holding Cirrus, Master and Visa and Visa Plus cards have also used Commercial Bank ATMs to withdraw this record sum of money during this period when most banks were closed, Dias said.rn
rnAdditionally, there had been 48,000 balance inquiries and mini statements obtained by CAT Cardholders. rn
rnHe said easy accessibility to Commercial Banks 170 strong ATM network, the largest in the country, and the superior technology adopted by the Bank were key factors in the rapid increase in usage.rn
rnCommercial Bank ATMs offer varied facilities including cash withdrawals, fund