October, 17, 2017
With the objective of enriching the convenience of banking to its customers, Amana Bank’s Main Branch located in Colombo 3 has expanded its banking services to 365 Days, with business hours on weekdays scheduled from 9.00am to 7.00pm and on weekends and holidays from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Further, rest of the Bank’s branches will be open for business till 4.00pm on weekdays with the Bank’s Pettah Branch being open until 6.00pm. Additionally Branches in Pettah, Dehiwela, Kandy, Galle, Kattankudy and Kalmunai Unity Square offer Saturday Banking services from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
As a result of Extended Banking hours, the Bank’s same-day cheque clearing services have also been extended up to 4.00pm at all branches.
Speaking on this initiative the Bank's Vice President Retail Banking and Marketing Siddeeque Akbar said "It was evident that our clients benefited from Extended Banking till 4.00pm as well as from Saturday Banking services, and to add to their convenience we are happy to introduce 365 Day Banking at our Main Branch.”
Amãna Bank is the country’s first Licensed Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest based banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, the Bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of 28 branches and 4000+ ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, Debit Card with SMS alerts, Online Account Opening, 365 Day Banking, Saturday Banking, Extended Banking Hours, 24x7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.
Fitch Ratings, in October 2017, affirmed the Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Stable Outlook. The Bank was recognized as the Best ‘Up-and-Comer’ Islamic Bank of the World by ‘Global Finance Magazine’ at the 18th Annual World’s Best Banks Award Ceremony held in Washington DC, USA. The Bank was also bestowed the coveted title ‘Islamic Finance Entity of the Year’ at the inaugural Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia Awards Ceremony.