DFCC Vardhana Bank reinforces commitment to senior citizens

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DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail banks, offers Vardhana Garusaru (VG) senior citizens savings account holders more benefits and special deals as they sign on with loyalty partners Asiri Group of Hospitals, Sarasavi Book Shop and Vision Care Opticians. Commenting on the product, DFCC Vardhana Bank CEO Lakshman Silva stated: “As a bank, DVB recognises the invaluable contribution made by senior citizens to society, and therefore believe that it is important to acknowledge them in a very special way. That’s why our senior citizen’s account ‘Vardhana Garusaru’ is structured in such way where not only do they get a higher than normal interest paid on the balances but also be entitled to a host of carefully selected exclusive loyalty benefits provided by reputed and well established service providers who have agreed to partner us on this initiative.” Vardhana Garusaru Loyalty partners have been carefully selected based on the quality of the offer, island-wide reach and reputation. Some of the customised exclusive benefits offered for Vardhana Garusaru senior citizens account holders are: Asiri Group of Hospitals ‘VG’ loyalty card privileges: Asiri Group of Hospitals offer VG account holders a plethora of benefits which include a 10% discount on the final bill on laboratory investigations (for both OPD and in-house patients), room charges, imaging (CT, MRI, US Scan, Xray), echo/exercise ECG, Wellness Centre Preventative Health Packages (heart attack risk assessment done by a cardiologist free of charge) and eye care packages done by Dr. Rangika Gunaratne. The 64-Slice coronary angiogram will be offered to VG customers at 15% off the final bill. These concessions will be extended to all Asiri Group of Hospitals and their eight satellite laboratories in the metropolis. Sarasavi ‘VG’ loyalty card privileges: Sarasavi, the leading book and stationary retailer, offers 20% off the total bill on Sarasavi Publications, 10% off on books and 5% off on stationary for VG account holders. Vision Care ‘VG’ loyalty card privileges: Vision Care offers complimentary glaucoma (eye pressure) screening. In addition to this host of complimentary benefits for VG account holders, Vision Care offers a 10% discount on their range of spectacles and sunglasses. As ‘Your most caring and trusted Bank,’ DFCC Vardhana Bank remains committed to delivering exceptional products which reward customers with superior benefits. While offering the highest interest rate for a senior citizens savings account in the island, VG further offers its account holders maintaining a certain account balance with a special voucher scheme which can be redeemed at these partner outlets. Silva concluded: “The ‘Vardhana Garusaru’ account and its privileges prove to be the best for Sri Lankan seniors second to none. The tangible benefits of the VG account are such that senior citizens themselves will be able to enjoy the special deals, discounts and offers they get as loyalty benefits.”