Amana Bank opens first offsite ATM at Mount Lavinia

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Amãna Bank recently inaugurated its first remote ATM at the premises of Fantasia Elastics Ltd. in Mount Lavinia. The offsite ATM, located at Post Master’s Place off Templers Road, will allow customers within the busy industrial vicinity to access their accounts 24 hours a day, providing greater convenience. The ATM was declared open by Amãna Bank Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer along with Fantasia Elastics Ltd. Managing Director Hameed Ashraff in the presence of the senior management of both organisations. Commenting on the launch of the offsite ATM, Azmeer said: “The inauguration of this ATM will benefit the customers of the bank working in close proximity. I would like to convey our gratitude to the Managing Director and staff of Fantasia for providing us with this great location to establish our first offsite ATM.” Also speaking at the event, Hameed Ashraff said: “We are happy that Amãna Bank installed their first remote ATM at our business premises. The main benefactor of this ATM will be our staff, who will now be able to bank at our very own doorstep.” AmãnaBank’s VISA Debit Card provides easy access to customer accounts from over 2 million ATMs in more than 200 countries and territories across the world, while also being globally accepted at millions of merchant locations. Amãna Bank is the first licensed commercial bank in Sri Lanka to operate in complete harmony with the non-interest based Islamic banking model and is listed on the DiriSavi Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First transaction by Managing Director of Fantasia Hameed Ashraff, Amãna Bank CEO Mohamed Azmeer and VP-Operations and Business Support M M S Quvylidh look on   The bank was recently recognised as the World’s Best ‘Up-and-Comer’ Islamic Bank by Global Finance Magazine at the 18th Annual World’s Best Banks Award Ceremony 2014, held in Washington DC, USA, which coincided with the annual IMF and World Bank Conference. Powered by the stability and support of its strategic shareholders, including Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, AB Bank in Bangladesh and the Islamic Development Bank based in Saudi Arabia, Amãna Bank is making deep inroads within the Sri Lankan banking industry and is focused on capitalising on the growing market potential for its unique banking model across the country.