The Commercial Bank of Ceylon announced that it has re-launched its ‘Udara’ Senior Citizens Account with new features and special interest rates to widen the account holder base and offer more rewards to this customer segment.
The Bank has reduced the minimum initial deposit required to open an Udara Savings Account and now offers Udara Fixed Deposits. Other new features include the introduction of a Statement Savings Account in addition to the existing Passbook Savings Account for this category and offering ePassbook and e Statement facilities free of charge.
Both Udara Savings and Fixed Deposit Account holders will also enjoy a special interest rate which is higher than the rates for regular savings and fixed deposit products. Furthermore, Udara customers are accorded priority service at any Commercial Bank branch upon submission of their passbook, debit card or special identity card, the Bank said.
The Bank also offers discounts to Udara Account holders when purchasing drugs at the pharmacy at its Reid Avenue branch in Colombo, and will periodically offer exclusive discounts on healthcare services at partner hospitals for Udara customers.
In addition, Udara Senior Citizens Savings Account holders are provided a free branded Debit Card which offers year-round discounts. Access to ComBank Digital, mobile banking and SMS alert facilities too will be available free of registration fee and first year annual fee, the Bank said.
The interest rates for the Udara Senior Citizens Account are calculated on a daily basis and credited monthly. Any Sri Lankan citizen above the age of 60 is eligible to open an Udara Account and can open a Joint Account, with another senior citizen.