Business News: With the inability of customers to carry out regular banking activities as a result of the curfew imposed to combat the Coronavirus, People’s Bank has launched its Mobile Banking Unit with the aim of bringing banking services to the doorstep of customers. As the first step, the Mobile Banking Unit was launched in the Gampaha District with a large numbers of customers successfully carrying out their banking activities.
The Mobile Banking Unit, consisting of an ATM and a cash deposit counter, provides a safe, hygienic environment that is in line with the guidelines given by the Government in its battle against the Coronavirus. Customers were able to conveniently deposit and withdraw cash as the unit arrived at their doorstep.
The unit covered Ja-Ela (April 1st), Wickramaarachchi Mawatha in Yakkala (31st March), Mirigama (30th March) as well as Anicut Road, Yakkala Bogamuwa, Malwathupitiya and Imbulgoda in Gampaha (29th March). Customers expressed their gratitude to People’s Bank for initiating the Mobile Banking Unit as they were running short of cash to buy food and rations despite the fact that such goods were being brought to their doorstep by various parties. People’s Bank has finalised plans to continue this service in all parts of the Gampaha District during the curfew period and eventually expand it to cover all districts of the island.
Further details on how to ensure protection from the COVID-19 disease and steps People’s Bank has taken to ensure uninterrupted banking services to customers can be obtained via the www.peoplesbank.lk website or the bank’s official Facebook page.