HNB launches island–wide ATM Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) at iconic Doctor’s House, Matara

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  • DCC offers real-time view of currency conversion for international card users
  • Facility available for international VISA and Mastercard holders
  • DCC now available at all HNB ATMs island-wide

Providing foreign cardholders with convenient access to currency conversion, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, announced the launch of the Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) feature at the unveiling of its 801st ATM at the iconic Doctor’s House restaurant at Madiha, Matara.

(Top right):  HNB AGM – Digital Business Chammika Weerasinghe and Doctor’s House Director Michael Morehead opening the new SSM

(Bottom): HNB AGM – Digital Business Chammika Weerasinghe, HNB Regional Business Head (Southern) Rajitha Wijenayake, Doctor’s House Director Michael Morehead, HNB Senior Manager – Digital Banking Chakshika Amarawardhana, HNB Senior Manager Galle Customer Centre, Eranga Abeywickrama, HNB Regional Operations Head (Southern) Mohan Alagiyawadu, HNB Regional Credit Head (Southern) Shalindra Karunarathne, and HNB Manager Matara Customer Centre. Duminda Hannagala at the opening of the new SSM

The new feature allows international VISA and Mastercard holders to withdraw Sri Lankan Rupees from HNB ATMs after viewing the exact amount that will get debited in their home currency. Doctor’s House Director Michael Morehead together with HNB AGM – Digital Business Chammika Weerasinghe, HNB Regional Business Head (Southern) Rajitha Wijenayake, HNB Senior Manager – Digital Banking Chakshika Amarawardhana, were present at the special ceremony held to commemorate the occasion. 

Speaking at the event, HNB AGM – Digital Business Chammika Weerasinghe said, “HNB is proud to launch Dynamic Currency Conversion on our Smart Self-Service Machines (SSMs). The need of the hour is to provide international travellers with convenient value additions like DCC.”

Notably, this is Sri Lanka’s first ATM DCC project that has been implemented within the nation without the involvement of a 3rd party DCC service provider. A ground-breaking feature, the DCC facility allows international travellers to withdraw funds in Sri Lankan Rupees with a real-time view of the conversion from the currencies of their home country. This enables foreign cardholders to better understand the conversion of their home currency to the amount dispensed at the ATM, reducing losses from frequent exchange rate fluctuations. 

“Patrons of Doctor’s House, particularly both local and international surf enthusiasts, will undoubtedly be delighted with this new SSM installation and DCC facility. We look forward to this initiative’s positive impact on guests’ experiences at this iconic location, and remain committed to providing essential facilities to contribute to the well-being of the nation,” HNB Senior Manager – Digital Banking, Chakshika Amarawardhana, said.

The Doctor’s House is a 200-year-old former Dutch Ayurvedic hospital situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka in the beautiful beachside village of Madiha. The region draws travellers from across the globe as a hotspot for international surf enthusiasts. 


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