Marking yet another milestone in its digital transformation journey, People’s Bank launched its first Cash Recycle Machine (CRM) equipped self-banking unit at the Weligalla Post Office Complex premises on October 11, 2022.
Attached to the Gelioya branch of People’s Bank, the CRM at the self-banking unit offers customers the ability to deposit Cash, withdraw Cash and pay bills at any time as it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Gracing the occasion were COPE Committee Chairman, Udunuwara Regional Coordination Committee Chairman and Member of Parliament Prof. Hon Ranjith Bandara, People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku, Deputy General Manager (Channel Management) Mahinda Premanath, Kandy Regional Manager Kapila Dissanayake, Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Gamini Thennakoon, Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader U.G. Wijekoon, People’s Bank Assistant Regional Managers Tissa Thennakoon, Shamira Kumarapeli, Anusha Alahakoon, Gelioya Branch Manager Nashra Zuhair among bank staff, government officials, businessmen and customers.
As one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, People’s Bank Bank launched its digital banking programme in 2015, under which the self-banking units were introduced in December 2016, with the aim of offering every banking service to customers with unlimited convenience. These units consist of automatic teller machines (ATM), cash deposit machines, (CDM) and bill payment kiosks.
The implementation of the self-banking concept has been a massive success for People’s Bank, as it has become extremely popular among customers since introduction. Currently, there are 281 self-banking units across the island, and the installation of CRM machines will further enhance customer convenience, by enabling them to withdraw and deposit funds, and paying bills in one place. People’s Bank aims to further increase its digital banking facilities while rapidly expanding this facility to cover other areas around the island in the near future.