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Sampath General Current Account

Sampath current account enables you to easily issue or deposit cheques with complete freedom and while enjoying the full convenience of modern-day banking. You need not step in to the branch at which you have opened your current account in order to operate it. Since all our branches are electronically linked, all your cheque transactions can be performed at any of our branches. You can also view and initiate any number of transactions of any nature, by using our user-friendly Internet Banking facility too.

Key Benefits

  • Credit within one day from any bank for Sampath current account cheques.
  • Immediate encashment of cheques from any one of our branches located island wide, even if you are not a holder of a Sampath Current Account.
  • Cheque clearing commissions are not charged on cheques which are cleared in areas located away from Colombo.
  • Sampath Bank crossed cheques can be deposited at any branch and realized via another branch.
  • Receive immediate SMS Alertz of the cheque transactions on your mobile.
  • Immediate overdraft (OD) through the FLEXI facility which links all your Sampath Savings Accounts to your Sampath Current Account.
  • Sampath current account cheque book can be received instantly, without any additional charges.
  • Make immediate payments for all utility bills at any time, through our wide network of ATMs and our user-friendly internet banking solution – Sampath Vishwa.

Minimum deposit required to open a Sampath Current Account:

Personal Current Account Rs. 15,000/-
Personal Business Account Rs. 25,000/-

Special deposit limits applicable at selected branches:

Personal Current Account

Bambalapitiya Branch Rs.50,000/-
Headquarters Branch Rs.100,000/-
Colombo Super Branch Rs.50,000/-

Business Current Account

Bambalapitiya Branch Rs.100,000/-
Headquarters Branch Rs.250,000/-
Colombo Super Branch Rs.100,000/-

For more details, contact the nearest Sampath Branch Manager or call us on 0112 303050

Year Month No. of working days Total Inward Clearing Items Total Cheque Returns %
2017 March 23 467,856 15,901 3.40
2016 December 19 412,532 13,917 3.37
2016 November 21 430,032 13,651 3.17
2016 October 21 419,770 12,280 2.93
2016 September 20 405,064 11,211 2.77
2016 August 22 441,667 12,747 2.89
  • Sampath Bank cheques deposited to Sampath Bank Accounts- Credit will be given the same day.
  • Other Bank cheques deposited to Sampath Bank Accounts- Credit will be given on the next working day by 3.00 pm (all our branches accept cheques till 3.00 pm).