October, 26, 2021
Bringing together smart transportation and smart banking at Sri Lanka’s first Multimodal Transport Center, Minister of Transport, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Nations Trust Bank Chief Executive Officer & Director, Priyantha Talwatte inaugurated the Nations Trust Bank Smart ATM at the Makumbura Multimodal Center – Kottawa (MMC) on the 23rd of October, 2021.
The Minister unveiled the Smart ATM with a future-ready fully digital, remote withdrawal via third party cash tokens, marking a first for Sri Lanka. The event took place with the participation of Mr. Monty Ranatunge – Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Chairman of MMC and the senior management of Nations Trust Bank.
Backed by technology and innovation to deliver an unparalleled banking experience, the new machine will allow customers to withdraw their preferred mix of cash notes; whether it is to purchase bus or train tickets or eat a meal at a restaurant at the MMC. Leveraging on features introduced by the Bank for the first time in Sri Lanka, commuters on-the-go will be able to save frequently used transactions such as withdrawals, bill payments and fund transfers as ‘favourite’ options, saving time and unnecessary hassle.
“As the industry leader in payments, Nations Trust Bank has always been at the forefront of introducing the latest banking technologies. We hope that this Smart ATM will allow more people to witness how the Bank’s simple and convenient banking solutions have been crafted with the purpose of enhancing the lives of customers. Being located at Sri Lanka’s first ever Multimodal Center marks a new milestone for Nations Trust Bank as we continue to be an active part of the country’s digital transformation journey,” said Priyantha Talwatte, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Nations Trust Bank.
The Smart ATM offers an array of banking facilities that adapt and cater to the various unique needs of customers, including making convenient payments for utilities such as phone bills, water, electricity and even card payments.
Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Stemming from its vision of “helping people and businesses by providing financial services and information to achieve their goals and aspirations in a sustainable way”, the Bank serves a diverse range of customers across both individual and corporate, with an enviable portfolio of banking and financial products and services. Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, the Bank is a pioneer in many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as extended banking hours, and FriMi – Sri Lanka’s first digital banking experience. Delivering premium value, service and connecting its Card Members to rewarding experiences and opportunities Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka. The Bank operates 96 branches across the country and has an ATM network covering 127 locations and 48 Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,700 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network.