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ComBank adjudged ‘Most Innovative Business Partner in SL’ by Mastercard

Commercial Bank Chief Operating Officer Sanath Manatunge receives the award from Mastercard Country Manager Sri Lanka and the Maldives, R. B. Santosh Kumar  in the presence of (from left) Mastercard Senior Specialist Account Management Ms Sheranga Perera, the Bank’s Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Hasrath Munasinghe and Head of Card Centre, Thusitha Suraweera.
Commercial Bank Chief Operating Officer Sanath Manatunge receives the award from Mastercard Country Manager Sri Lanka and the Maldives, R. B. Santosh Kumar in the presence of (from left) Mastercard Senior Specialist Account Management Ms Sheranga Perera, the Bank’s Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Hasrath Munasinghe and Head of Card Centre, Thusitha Suraweera.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been adjudged the ‘Most Innovative Business Partner in Sri Lanka’ for 2017 by Mastercard International, a leading global payments and technology company.

The Bank was recently presented this highly competed for accolade for its innovative ideas around new segments, partnerships and technology, and its level of engagement with its customer base.

With this award, Mastercard International also recognised Commercial Bank’s receptiveness to ideas about the future of the payments landscape of Sri Lanka.

The Bank issued the Mastercard Chip and PIN card for the first time in Sri Lanka in 2017. The card supports offline PIN verification at Point-of-Sale terminals and is considered an ideal product for the Sri Lankan market as most of the POS terminals in the country do not support online PIN. The card addresses security concerns of signature verification, ensures improved security to the transaction and ease of use for customers.

Commercial Bank has also enabled MasterCard Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) for its POS machines to ensure that customers are not exposed to currency rate fluctuations till the time of settlement of transactions performed.

The Bank’s efforts to launch a series of co-branded Mastercard affinity cards and its success in launching the most number of innovative payments products in the banking industry were also taken into consideration for the award.

Commercial Bank has launched six affinity cards in partnership with Mastercard over the past two years. Insurance Corporation policyholders. The ‘Ransalu’ Debit Card specially designed to support the country’s apparel industry is another ComBank product involving Mastercard.

The only Sri Lankan Bank to be ranked among the world’s top 1,000 banks for eight years consecutively, Commercial Bank operates a network of 263 branches and 782 ATMs in Sri Lanka. The Bank has won 

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