At the opening of the Doctor’s House Restaurant in Madiha, Matara.
HNB announced the opening of its 801st ATM at the Doctor’s House Restaurant in Madiha, Matara, also taking the opportunity to roll out its DCC (Dynamic Currency Conversion) feature.
The opening ceremony was attended by several dignitaries and critical personnel, including Micheal Moerhead, Director, Doctor’s House; Chammika Weerasinghe, AGM – Digital Business, HNB; Rajitha Wijenayake, Regional Business Head (Southern), HNB; Chakshika Amarawardhana, Senior Manager – Digital Banking, HNB; Duminda Hannagala, Branch Manager (Matara), HNB as well as branch managers and staff from the Southern region.
Chammika Weerasinghe, AGM – Digital Business, HNB highlighted the importance of this initiative, saying, “The inclusion of DCC in our ATMs is a vital feature for international travellers. It seemed very appropriate to announce our 801st ATM and DCC at one of the most recognised tourist locations in the country. Since it will primarily be used by foreign bank account holders, its installation at Doctor’s House actively contributes to the local economy, supporting businesses and fostering sustainable growth in the region.”
Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) is a groundbreaking feature that allows foreign Visa and Mastercard cardholders to withdraw cash in their home currency directly from ATMs. This real-time exchange rate offering eliminates guesswork and provides users with immediate clarity on the amount they withdraw in their familiar currency.
HNB Senior Manager – Digital Banking Chakshika Amarawardhana commented on the feature, “This groundbreaking feature represents a significant step forward in making international transactions easier and more transparent for our valued overseas cardholders. This strategic upgrade in our ATM services is one step in our race to stay at the forefront of financial technology and continuously adapt to meet the evolving needs of our diverse and global clientele.”