Cargills Bank opened in Matara starting on its new expansion drive with its first branch outside Colombo. Cargills Bank is set to open eight new branches countrywide in addition to its three existing branches in Colombo with the aim of providing convenient access to its banking products and services to its customers nation-wide.
The first phase of the expansion commenced with the opening of the Matara, and Maharagama branches on the 5th and 6th of November respectively. The Cargills Bank Maharagama branch operates inside the Cargills Food City outlet Maharagama, while Cargills Bank Matara operates within the Cargills Food City premises in Matara.
Bank officials stated that, “By expanding the branch network, Cargills Bank was reaching out to their customers across the nation with the aim of undertaking inclusive banking and incorporating and inculcating a culture of financial understanding and savings in the community.
Cargills Bank is carrying out special promotions for the customers during the opening week, with gift rewards when customers open accounts and special interest rates on Fixed Deposit are also offered.
Cargills Bank, a fully-fledged commercial bank now has 5 branches presently, located at Colpetty, Maitland Crescent, Old Moor Street and 2 new branches at Matara and Maharagama and provides a range of services and products, including Current and Savings accounts, Fixed Deposits, Trade services and Treasury services.
The Bank is passionate in instilling the savings habit in the people of Sri Lanka and its savings initiatives have been extended to all Sri Lankans through widespread promotional campaigns.
“These new bank branches will add more convenience and banking reach to the community in these areas he said, adding that the bank focuses on greater financial inclusion amongst the people of Sri Lanka by bringing a range of financial services to them.”
The strategic direction of the Bank is to further establish itself as the preferred Bank for retail banking through a comprehensive expansion programme which includes brand building, widening of the network, adding value to the existing product portfolio, and the launch of new products supported by modern state-of the-art systems.
Through its banking practices, Cargills Bank supports individuals and organizations in achieving their financial goals whilst offering simplified banking solutions to customers supported by its dedicated staff, processes and systems, and growing product range and services.
Reflecting their care and commitment towards the larger community and also undertaking social responsibility in helping those in need, the Cargills bank offers responsible and sustainable products including savings accounts, current accounts, children’s savings account, senior citizens accounts as well as foreign currency accounts, etc. These financial products meet customers’ needs, providing innovative solutions aiming to build long-term relationships cutting across age, class and gender. It has also introduced an offer on local and foreign currency fixed deposits and savings accounts to all its customers.
The Smart Saver, savings account is tailored to offer attractive benefits to the account holder at higher interest rates whilst the Cargills Bank Salary Savings Account – provides employees of companies with added benefits.
The Bank’s philosophy is to establish itself as an inclusive bank providing value propositions to all customers across all segments and is now on a path to building a unique banking culture.
Cargills Bank Matara Branch was declared open by Ms. E.A.C. Vidanagamachchi, District Secretary, in the presence of Cargills Bank Chief Executive Officer Mr. Prem Kumar, Deputy Managing Director Mr. Prabhu Mathavan, Mr. Dilruk Roshan Area Manager – Retail Cargills Food City and Mr. Buddhika Perera – Head of Operations Cargills Bank
The Maharagama Branch of Cargills Bank located within the Cargills Food City premises was declared open on 06th November 2015 by Dr. M. Y. K. Wilfred Director National Cancer Institute Maharagama.
Also in the picture
Mr. Samantha Liyanarachchi – Manager Cargills Food City Maharagama, Mr. Kusal Perera – Area Manager Retail Cargills Food City, Mr. Sahan Ganegama – Senior Operations Manager Cargills Food City, Mr. Prabhu Mathavan – Deputy Managing Director of Cargills Bank, Mr. Prem Kumar – Chief Executive Officer of Cargills Bank, Mr. Lewie Diasz – DGM Consumer Banking and Mr. Rumaiz Rahim – DGM Marketing.