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DFCC opens first super branch in Fort

17 March, 2019

Award winning development finance bank, DFCC set up its first super branch at the Lake House building in Fort on Friday.

The branch was opened by Chairman Royle Jansz. CEO Lakshman Silva, DFCC Director and Chairman of Lake House, Krishantha Cooray, manager of the branch, Jude Muttiah, the senior management of DFCC Bank, branch staff and a large gathering of customers and well-wishers were also present.

Tastefully designed and aesthetically pleasing, the branch offers a multitude of services ranging from state-of-the-art remittances to catering to export and import and personal banking, investment and development finance.

The branch will also provide commercial and personal banking services. Personal banking customers can select from a range of savings and deposit options based on their personal financial priorities and operate current accounts, access personal loans and leasing facilities, foreign currency remittances and fund management through NRFC/RFC accounts, credit cards and pawning services. Corporate customers can access multiple fund management options through DFCC Bank’s diverse financial services, and also access loans and leasing facilities to grow their business. The Super Branch is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is also open on Saturdays.

Rated AA- by (lka), by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited, DFCC ranks among the few banks in the country for its security and stability. Branch Manager, Jude Arjuna Muttiah thanked the management of Lake House for giving them the excellent premises. “Feel free to walk in for all your financial needs, we are the fastest growing commercial bank,” he told the gathering.

(Pix: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe, Rukmal Gamage, Samantha Weerasiri and Shantha)


DFCC, a full-fledged commercial bank - Chairman

Chairman of DFCC Royle Jansz said the bank has crossed the threshold from development finance to commercial banking with the opening of the 139th branch at Lake House.

“The Super Branch at Lake House addresses a long-felt need for consumers to bank expeditiously and with convenience at the heart of the city,” he said.

“I have no doubt that the care and service, two cornerstones of the bank, offered at this branch only rivals the same personalised service offered at branches in rural parts of the country.”


One of the highest rated banks - CEO

CEO Lakshman Silva said that the DFCC is now one of the highest rated banks in Sri Lanka with a credit rating of AA from an International Ratings Agency. He said that the DFCC has been in business for 63 years as a development and or commercial Bank, and 15 of these as a commercial bank.

The new branch is different, he said, because it incorporates all digital initiatives available, in spacious surroundings. Nevertheless, the service at DFCC’s remote branches, is as efficient and customer focused, as in this branch, and DFCC is now Sri Lanka’s fastest growing commercial bank.

Facilities here include export/import services, a state-of-the-art trade and remittance department, and a personal finance processing centre, he said.