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Cargills Bank introduces ‘I’: First-ever image credit card in Sri Lanka


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 From left: Cargills Bank Assistant General Manager – Cards Services Mahesha Amarasuriya handing over the first ‘I’ card to international cricket umpire and former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Dharmasena

Cargills Bank once again proved its agility and commitment to digital empowerment and financial inclusion with the launching of ‘I’, Sri Lanka’s first ever image credit card. 

The new image card enables customers to customise their physical credit card with an image of their preference. This would set forth to a new proposition in lifestyle banking as it would give customers a new experience of being able to capture their special moments in their wallets by having their memories of friends and loved ones on the credit card. 

Customers can either select an image from the available Image Gallery or use an image of their choice. Upon successful verification, the bank will print the image on the credit card. While this is available for all new credit card customers, the existing customers too can replace their credit card with an ‘I’ card. 

The first ‘I’ Card was ceremonially handed over by Cargills Bank Assistant General Manager – Cards Services Mahesha Amarasuriya to international cricket umpire and former Sri Lankan cricketer, Kumar Dharmasena at the launch event held at Cargills Bank Head Office in Colombo 4.

Commenting on the launch, Cargills Bank Assistant General Manager – Cards Services Mahesha Amarasuriya said, “We are delighted to unveil the new contactless image card as we demonstrate how we use technology to make banking an enjoyable experience while assuring convenience. With the ability to capture ones special moments and memories on the credit card, we expect the new ‘I’ to build more engagement among the young and the not so young. Further, by integrating with EMV compliant chip and pin technology, we have assured greater security to safeguard our customers from emerging card thefts.” 

“While the initial launch of ‘I’ was for the credit card, this feature will be soon available on the debit card as well. Customers can get more details on the ‘I’ Card by contacting the 24 hour Contact Centre or by accessing the bank’s website. The new image card initiative opened doors to greater opportunities for us in the cards business as we keep delivering new experiences to customers giving true control into their hands,” she further added. 

‘Cargills’ is a brand that has been faithfully serving Sri Lankans for 175 years, built on a foundation of values and ethics. True to this heritage, Cargills Bank is taking banking to the masses by being inclusive and accessible. Cargills Bank is a fully-fledged licensed commercial bank with a A- (lka) Fitch Rating. The amazing Cargills Cash Savings Account is available at over 380 Cargills Food City outlets, allowing you to do grocery shopping and banking at the same place at your convenience.

Cargills Bank’s Head Office is in Colpetty, with branches at Maitland Crescent, Maharagama, Old Moor Street, Wattala, Rajagiriya, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Thanamalwila, Matara, Galle, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Kaduruwela, Vavuniya, Chunnakam and Jaffna.

 


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