Life begins at 50 with Sampath Sanhinda Saver

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Sampath Bank’s senior citizen account holders receive a an exciting array of benefits

It is widely considered that the ‘best years of your life’ begins at 50 and keeping in line with their credo of taking care of their customers, Sampath Bank’s Sanhinda Saver account, designed specifically for citizens over 50 years of age, provides a range of benefits that will allow these seniors to manage their funds more effectively with a particular focus on health and care, travel and special facilities.

One of the key features of the Sanhinda Saver account is the offer of free medical vouchers to account holders which is based on their annual average account balances.

These vouchers can be redeemed at the Asiri Group of Hospitals, Nawaloka, Durdens, Oasis and their associated laboratories and collection centres island-wide by the Sanhinda Saver account holders.

Additionally, all Sanhinda Saver account holders, irrespective of their account balances, can now avail themselves to discounts of up to 15 per cent for services such as hospitalisation, laboratory investigations, x-rays and scans etc., at all of the said hospitals which can be obtained when payments are made via the Sanhinda Saver Visa debit card.

Another key feature is the account’s bi-monthly interest payments, a facet that is unique to the bank made to the Sanhinda Saver account holders providing customers the highest savings benefits possible.

Sampath Bank Senior Manager of Marketing Upul Nawaratne Bandara said: “Since Sri Lanka’s elderly population is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years, and we realise that health is an area that requires a little extra support. These medical vouchers and discounts help us give our loyal consumers an added benefit to help ease their lives and we see this as a way for them to spend their time on enjoying the autumn years of their life, and not hassling themselves with annual check ups etc.”

The Sampath Sanhinda Saver account boasts of an array of additional features to benefit its accounts holders including a 0.25 per cent increased interest rate for US dollar savings deposits and special discounts to hotels such as the John Keells Group of Hotels, and Amaya Resorts and to overseas travel through Gabo Travels and MacKinnons American Express Travel, as well as discounts at select retailers such as Vision Care and DSI.

An additional feature in these accounts is the free local and foreign travel options made available to these Sanhinda Saver account holders (through an annual raffle draw) who can avail themselves to a host of exciting destinations both local and overseas.

“Hitting 50 doesn’t mean what it used to mean anymore, but rather is the beginning of a new and exciting phase in their lives. We want to make sure that we help our Sampath Sanhinda Saver account holders to celebrate hitting senior stature whether it’s by embracing the role of a grandparent, or embarking on new adventures in their retirement.” said Nawaratne Bandara, adding, “The accounts are designed to help them with the task of enjoying this second beginning with the bi-monthly interest payment and a range of offers and discounts that give them more financial leeway to enjoy the finer things in life.”