ISLAMIC BANKING | Cesar Tordesillas, India

Commercial Bank of Ceylon opens Islamic banking unit

Commercial Bank of Ceylon's Islamic banking unit has opened a dedicated service point for 'Sharia Compliant Banking' at its Akkaraipattu branch.


The Bank offers deposit products such as 'Mudaraba' Savings Accounts and 'Mudaraba Investment Accounts,' asset products such as 'Murabaha,' 'Musharaka,' 'Diminishing Musharaka,' 'Ijara' Leasing and Import Financing.

Current accounts with cheque books, the facility of operating via the Bank's ATM network, as well as the use of
debit cards, online banking and other services are available to Islamic Banking customers.

An officer has been assigned to the counter to serve the needs of customers in relation to the many Islamic Banking products it offers.

Commercial Bank's main Islamic Banking Unit is located on the mezzanine floor of the Hemas building at York Street, Colombo 1 and operates under strict supervision of a Sharia Board comprising of three eminent scholars in Islamic jurisprudence, who are also members of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.

These products are also accessible to customers visiting Commercial Bank branches elsewhere in the country via
the Bank's sophisticated IT system.

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