First ATM at TIA set up by Everest Bank

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 1:

Everest Bank Ltd (EBL) has opened an automatic teller machine (ATM) counter at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the first ever ATM at the country’s only international airport.

Rajesh Raj Dali, director general at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, inaugurated the ATM. The ATM at the TIA accepts SCT card, Master card and Visa cards.

“We at the Everest Bank have always endeavoured in exploring new avenues

to cater to the needs and requirements of our customers,” said D V S S V Prasad, executive

director EBL.

Just after the inaugural ceremony, foreigners and Nepali customers present at the TIA started withdrawing money from the ATM with delight, states a press release issued here today.

The bank has two ATM at its branch offices at New Baneswor and New Road. The EBL Debit card can be accessed at more than 25 ATMs under the SCT network and at over 200 point of sales.

EBL debit cards can also be used at these merchant outlets like departmental stores, restaurants and hotels at no additional cost.

The bank plans to tie up with its joint venture partner Punjab National Bank (PNB), India that will enable EBL debit cardholders to have access to PNB ATMs located at over 100 cities in India.

EBL has also issued debit cards to its Pokhara office customers. This card can be used at any of the SCT ATMs.