Our Profile

Who We Are



Hatton National Bank is a premier private sector commercial bank operating in Sri Lanka with 249 branches spread across the island. The bank has been internationally recognized by the Asian Banker Magazine as the “Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka” on eight occasions from 2007 to 2012 and in 2015. The Banker Magazine of the UK named HNB as the Bank of the Year in 2012 and 2013. HNB is actively involved in retail banking, corporate banking, international banking, treasury and project financing. In 2012 HNB became the first Sri Lankan bank to obtain an international credit rating and was assigned a foreign currency issuer rating of B1 on par with the sovereign rating by Moody’s Investors Service. The bank’s national long term rating by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd is AA-(lka).

OUR VISION

To be the acknowledged leader and chosen partner in providing financial solutions through inspired people.

OUR MISSION

Combining entrepreneurial spirit with empowered people and leading edge technology to constantly exceed stakeholder expectations.

Values

  • Treasure professional & personal integrity at all times
  • Demonstrate mutual respect in all our interactions
  • Passionate in everything we do
  • Committed to being customer centric
  • Courage to change, challenge and be different
  • Demonstrate unity in diversity

History

1888 ~ 1900

In 1888 the hill station of Hatton saw the genesis of a bank; the first of its kind within the burgeoning tea plantations of the then Ceylon. Aptly named Hatton Bank, this bank became the lifeline to thousands of plantation workers.

1901 ~ 1975

HNB explored and widened new avenues of opportunity for its customers in 1971. The opening of its 1st branches were at Pussellawa, Gampola and Maskeliya. HNB pioneered the concept of ‘Mobile Banking’ – which continues to be a boon to people particularly in rural areas.

1976 ~ 1995

The Bank sponsored the First ever official Test Match played by the National side against England.