Nations Trust Bank unveils Sri Lanka’s only chip and pin protected US$ travel card

Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Today the world has become smaller and its people closer due to connectivity and ease of travel.  With travel being an important aspect of today’s fast paced lifestyle, Nations Trust Bank has introduced the best way to carry and use US Dollars overseas with the Nations Trust Bank chip and PIN protected USD travel card. Sri Lanka’s first chip and PIN protected USD travel card provides an array of excellent benefits and enables absolute convenience  for cardholders when they travel overseas be it for business or pleasure.   Liberating travellers from the need to carry large amounts of cash or engage in international bank transfers before their journey, the Nations Trust Bank chip and PIN USD travel card merely requires the pre-loading of the required US Dollars on to the card and is ready for use in over 32 million outlets worldwide. The practical facility of tracking and managing expenses adds to the effectiveness of this card. This ensures that the card may be issued by business organisations to employees travelling overseas as a convenient and secure method of carrying foreign currency for business expenditure. Available only at Nations Trust Bank, the chip and PIN feature safeguards your funds from fraud and theft. The card is operable at over two million global ATMs and relieves the cardholder of the hassle of carrying large amounts of cash. The Nations Trust Bank chip and PIN USD travel card also entitles you to a complimentary travel insurance cover. In addition, cardholders who use the USD travel card will enjoy an exclusive 10% saving at Flamingo Duty Free located at the Bandaranaike International Airport on purchases over $ 50 on non promotional items. The card also comes preloaded with a complimentary USD 10 when you load the first USD 500 on to the travel card.  Most importantly, from a financial perspective once the USD is loaded on to the card, it has the ability to lock in the exchange rate; a worthwhile feature in an unpredictable global economy, providing the ability to guard against drastic currency fluctuations. Randil Boteju, Senior Manager of Cards Sales at Nations Trust Bank, commenting on the launch of this new product, stated: “We are constantly looking to expand our horizons and provide ways in which our customers can manage their funds securely and expediently.  This new chip and PIN protected USD travel card gives you exactly that convenience while you are travelling overseas without the hassle of carrying additional documents, the uncertainty of exchange brokers  or time spent encashing at banks overseas.” To obtain more information  on how to sign up for the Nations Trust Bank chip and PIN protected USD travel card, call (011) 4414 155 or visit your nearest Nations Trust Bank branch. Nations Trust Bank PLC is one of the fastest growing banks in Sri Lanka today. Its market positioning of being the benchmark of customer convenience is ably supported by a host of financial products and services offered to a wide range of customers. The bank now operates 72 branches and an ATM network of 101 locations.