Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:00
Nations Trust Bank, a key player in the financial industry has expanded to many corners of the country with the opening of multiple branches, as well as extending its reach through an increasing ATM network. Nation Trust Bank is truly a customer-centric financial institution, offering tailor made financial services to customers based on their contemporary lifestyle.
The “Nations Shopping Card” which is now in the market enables you to access your local and foreign currency savings and current accounts through any Nations Trust Bank ATM with over 1,000 partner ATMs locally and a million ATMs globally using the Cirrus, Maestro and MasterCard networks.
This card is 100% secure as it carries an EMV chip that protects the card from data theft which is a key factor in the use of plastics. One of the best features of the Nations Debit MasterCard is that customers will always be notified by a SMS once a transaction is performed through the card; whether it’s an ATM withdrawal or a Point of Sale (POS) Transaction. This is certain to make all customers very comfortable. At the same time the bank operates a 24 hour fraud monitoring process to ensure the security of the cards and the bank is always ready to assist their customers with the 24 hour customer centre.
The Nations Shopping Card can be used for purchases at any MasterCard accepted merchant locally and globally. This makes it convenient for customers to pull out their card and shop wherever they are, without the hassle of having to look for an ATM machine or a bank to withdraw cash for their purchases. The Nations Shopping Card eliminates the risk of carrying large amounts of cash as well.
By owning a Nations Shopping Card from NTB, the customers receive certain benefits which include discounts at a number of merchant outlets island wide, throughout the year such as premium jewellery and clothing stores, hotels, resorts, restaurants etc.
Commenting on the Nations Shopping Card, Chief Manager Consumer Finance & Retail Marketing Lewie Diaz stated: “Over the last four years debit card penetration has doubled in the country. Having entered the market recently we are happy to see a major proportion of our customers patronising the Nations Shopping Card for their day to day purchases. This is an interesting trend as we have plans of loading many more merchant offers and value additions on the card.”
Driven by innovation and customer convenience the bank also offers segmented product offerings to the individual as well as business customers. Amongst them are the Private Banking, Inner Circle and the Business Banking proposition that also offers business clientele a lucrative reward scheme. Nations Trust Bank gives customers many choices in products and services with maximum convenience. Thus, the bank will continue to offer their valued customers more convenient and astounding products in the future.
Nations Trust Bank PLC is one of the fastest growing banks in Sri Lanka today. The group recorded a profit after tax of Rs. 2.1 billion for the 12 months ended 31 December, 2013. The latest branch openings have resulted in increasing the bank’s island-wide presence with a branch network of 73 branches and an ATM network of 102 locations. Nations Trust Bank is also the sole issuer and acquirer for American Express Cards in Sri Lanka.