Amana Bank in line with its ongoing digital focus has launched instant SMS Alerts on key banking transactions to keep customers updated as and when they occur. Customer opting for this service will be able to track their account status by receiving timely SMS updates on a host of transactions including debit card transactions, cash deposit and withdrawals, profit credits, inward foreign remittances, salary credits, internal and external transfers, cheque realization and encashment, standing order transaction as well as bill payment alerts.
Commenting on this service, the Bank’s Vice President – Retail Banking & Marketing Siddeeque Akbar said “By subscribing to SMS Alert services, customers would benefit by not only being updated on their account transactions but also keep a tab on how much they have spent and saved, without waiting till month end statements. With customers having access to their mobile 24x7, SMS Alert has become a handy necessity for them and we hope to introduce many other solutions providing greater access and convenience.”
Amãna Bank is the country’s first and only 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.
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.
Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% stake of the Bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a capital base of over USD 150 Billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in October 2017, affirmed Amãna Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Stable Outlook. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the Bank.