Media Center

2021
26
NOV
HNB focused on remittances as an engine for development

Underpinning the power of remittances to drive development and in support of Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL) efforts to optimize inward remittances to Sri Lanka, leading private sector bank ...
22
NOV
HNB hails Sri Lanka Paralympic heroes as an inspiration to new generation of athletes

Sri Lanka’s very first Olympic Gold Medallist together with the Bronze medallist and participant delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, resonated a vibrant and inspirational example to new generation ...
15
NOV
HNB reiterates its commitment to support grassroot led economic revival

Bank’s PBT Rs 14.7Bn; PAT Rs 12.2Bn Group’s PBT Rs 16.4Bn; PAT Rs 13.4Bn Gross loans cross Rs 900Bn Gross NPA improves to 3.92% ...
9
NOV
HNB partners with power sector pioneer Lakdhanavi Ltd as the Arranger and the Lead Banker to finance

Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) embraced a timely partnership with Lakdhanavi Ltd (a member of LTL Holdings Group) to serve as the Arranger / Lead Banker to a syndicated loan ...
2
NOV
HNB partners Keells supermarkets to disrupt digital payments with Dynamic QR

Sri Lanka’s most innovative private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with leading supermarket chain Keells to enable LANKA QR payments by facilitating Dynamic QR (Quick Response) transactions for the merchant’s ...
25
OCT
HNB recognised as ‘Best Retail and SME Bank’ at International Finance Awards

Sri Lanka's most innovative private sector bank HNB PLC, once again consolidated on its reputation for banking excellence at the International Finance Awards 2021, bagging the Best Retail Bank and ...
13
OCT
HNB ranked among ‘Top 10 Most Admired Companies’ for 4th consecutive year

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, was ranked among the top 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka for the fourth consecutive year. In a year that challenged ...
5
OCT
HNB rewards customers sending inward remittances with gift bonanza

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB, will bestow a bonanza of valuable prizes on more than 100 lucky customers sending remittances to Sri Lanka every week through HNB as ...
9
SEP
HNB shares insights on cybersecurity with Asia’s banking sector leaders

Sri Lanka’s leading private bank, HNB PLC, joined several internationally-renowned financial industry peers, in contributing to discourse on issues of key interest to the global banking industry, at the recent ...
1
SEP
HNB strengthens commitment to Microfinance Sector, eyes growth of Agri Portfolio

  Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, further strengthened its commitment to the microfinance sector, with a series of enhancements to its offerings, with a key focus on ...
19
AUG
HNB records over Rs. 100 Bn in volume on PAYFAST for 1H

In an effort to enhance the nation’s digital financial landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC recently announced that its secure ...
11
AUG
HNB-Singer partnership to offer exciting deals on John Deere tractors & Agri machinery

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with Singer, Sri Lanka’s premier consumer durable retailer and sole agents for John Deere in Sri Lanka, to offer customers convenient ...
27
JUL
HNB powers real-time online payments to IRD with LankaClear

Sri Lanka’s most digitally-innovative private sector bank HNB PLC, joined hands with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd. to pioneer the real-time online direct payment facility to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) through ...
19
JUL
HNB’ Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative donates ultrasound scanner to IDH

In an effort to enhance facilities for COVID-19 patients at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC donated a state-of-the-art ultrasound ...
12
JUL
HNB digital merchant acquisition surges as customers adjust to cashless payments

158% increase in volume of transactions across digital payment channels Number of transactions on digital channels increase by 153% Decisive shift in preference for contactless and cashless payment solutions ...
15
JUN
Rs. 1 Bn worth of Micro Leases disbursed by HNB to 400+ Agri MSMEs

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, disbursed over Rs. 1 billion to entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector through its recently launched Micro Leasing facility, offering Micro, Medium and ...
20
MAY
HNB supports CBSL in promoting ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ in Matara

Supporting the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL) ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ campaign, HNB conducted an activation programme to encourage the public from the Matara district towards a cashless payment ecosystem, ...
5
MAY
HNB and Sun Lanka offer unmatched discounts on SANY heavy machinery

Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank HNB PLC announced unmatched discounts and convenient leasing options for SANY heavy machinery in partnership with Sun Lanka Auto Traders. The partnership between the ...
3
MAY
HNB supports MSMEs and LANKAQR with SOLO Avurudu Pola

Organized at 8 key locations across the island Supports 450+ MSMEs with market access, through digital payments Promotes LANKAQR with exclusive discounts for SOLO users Sri Lanka’s most customer ...
29
APR
HNB partners Hayleys Agri for offers on Kubota, Agrotech, Farmtrac agriculture machinery

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, renewed its partnership with leading agricultural machinery and equipment supplier Hayleys Agriculture, to offer customers convenient leasing solutions and attractive benefits for ...
9
APR
HNB renews partnership with Prime Group to offer special housing loans

Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank HNB PLC, renewed its partnership with Prime Group to provide customers with exclusive low-interest loans on properties offered by the real estate giant. The partnership ...
30
MAR
HNB recognised as Market Leader,Best Service bank in Trade Finance by Euromoney & Asiamoney Magazine

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, continued to showcase its market leadership in International Trade Services after being declared as the ‘Best Service in Trade Finance’ for the ...
23
MAR
HNB enhances facilities to MSMEs in Agriculture sector with new leasing product

In a bid to enhance growth opportunities for Agricultural Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank HNB PLC, launched the Micro Leasing facility anchored to a ...
18
MAR
HNB SOLO enables LANKAQR transactions for Aquafresh customers

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC’s pioneering digital payments app HNB SOLO recently signed up Access Natural Water (Pvt.) Ltd with the brand name Aquafresh as an ...
17
MAR
HNB on boards over 1,500 merchants in Galle for CBSL's LANKAQR rollout

Further supporting a cashless payment ecosystem, Sri Lanka's most future-ready bank, HNB PLC, supported the LANKAQR initiative of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) with the onboarding of over ...
15
MAR
HNB offers Club and Priority Circle members’ exclusive promotion for Capitol TwinPeaks apartments

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with premium real estate developer, Capitol Developers Ltd, to offer housing loans and special promotions to HNB Club and Priority Circle ...
5
MAR
HNB launches specialised banking unit at KDU University Hospital

Expanding its ability to serve an even broader spectrum of customers, Sri Lanka’s largest retail bank HNB PLC opened a specialized banking unit at the newly-established University Hospital Kotelawala Defence ...
1
MAR
HNB partners CCC Residences to offer prospective residents unique loan facility – ZiF Investments

Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank HNB PLC becomes the first bank to partner with the Colombo City Centre Residences (CCC) to offer prospective residents of the luxury state-of-the-art apartment complex ...
22
FEB
HNB Group demonstrates resilience, strength and stability

Group PAT Rs 13.7Bn Total deposits grow by Rs 158 Bn CASA grows by Rs 99Bn recording a 35% increase NPA ratio improves to 4.3% Among the ...
12
FEB
John Keells Properties’ Freedom Mortgages now available for HNB customers

John Keells Properties has tied up with Hatton National Bank to offer its exclusive Freedom Mortgages home financing scheme for potential homeowners looking to invest in its much- awaited TRI-ZEN ...
12
FEB
HNB partners with Car Checks to offer attractive leasing solutions to authenticated vehicles

Leading private sector bank HNB PLC recently announced a partnership with Sri Lanka's first and only dedicated vehicle inspection centre Car Checks (Pvt.) Ltd, to provide customers with attractive ...
19
JAN
HNB recognised at CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank HNB PLC, once again secured its place among the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports at the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2020. ...
14
JAN
HNB re-opens Katugastota Customer Centre with a sleek new look and optimized capabilities

  Building convenient and enjoyable banking experiences for customers in the Katugastota area, HNB PLC opened its first new customer centre featuring a bold, simplified, new design and enhanced tech ...
7
JAN
HNB injects Rs. 20Mn as grant fund to support 200 Microfinance customers across Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's most MSME friendly bank HNB PLC, announced the launch of a Rs. 20 million grant fund to support 200 microfinance customers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across ...
26
NOV
HNB’s commitment to expand e-commerce and digital payments wins Daraz award for Card Base with Highe

HNB has been recognized by Daraz for exceptional contribution to its growth, in an independent endorsement of Sri Lanka’s leading private bank’s commitment to expand e-commerce and digital payments throughout ...
17
NOV
HNB Padukka customer centre relocates to new facility

Working to meet the demands of a growing business community in Padukka, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, ceremonially opened its recently relocated Customer Center at No.51 ...
9
NOV
HNB launches Business Banking for SME clients in niche markets

Extensive benefits offered to accountholders including special rates, personalized services Free branded cheque books, advisory services and discounted rates for cash back facilities Ideal product for new wave of ...
2
NOV
HNB partners with Union Place Apartments to offer special home loans

Sri Lanka's leading private sector bank HNB PLC, announced an exclusive partnership with Union Place Apartments Pvt Ltd, developers of the 202-unit 447 Luna Tower which is scheduled for completion ...
1
NOV
HNB partnership with Cord360.com Sri Lanka’s first ever Digital Market Place for Exporters

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with e-commerce platform Cord360.com to support exporters and ventures of local manufacturers to engage in new global supply chains. The ...
14
OCT
USAID’s Private Sector Development project signs MOU with HNB to expand financing to MSMEs

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Private Sector Development project signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) to expand financing to micro, small, ...
11
OCT
Exclusive Partnership signing between National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka and HNB

HNB PLC has partnered with the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) to be the Exclusive Banking partner of the Sri Lanka Export Brand Exhibition organized by the ...
22
SEP
Sri Lanka’s largest scholarship programme HNB ‘Diri Daru’ rewards over 2,500 children

HNB ‘Diri Daru’, Sri Lanka’s largest scholarship programme, which presents cash prizes and scholarships to students who successfully pass the grade five scholarship exam and who have a HNB ‘Singithi’ ...
9
SEP
HNB shares insights from the ‘new normal’ in banking with leading Asian peers

Top management of Sri Lanka’s premier private sector retail bank, HNB PLC, shared insights on banking in the ‘new-normal’ with Asian industry leaders representing some of the region’s most dynamic ...
25
AUG
HNB MD/CEO Jonathan Alles inaugurates 37th Asian Bankers Association Conference

Reiterates importance of tech-innovation to ensure banks are resilient in the ‘new normal’ Calls for greater collaboration between banks across Asia Anticipates greater post-COVID economic integration across South Asia, ...
16
AUG
HNB yet again delivers sustainable business performance

Best capitalized among peers Asset quality remains best among industry; Net NPA 0.64% Deposits surpass Rs 1 Trillion Group PBT Rs 12 Bn; Bank Rs 10.9 Bn ...
11
AUG
HNB upgrades SOLO with robust bill payments and biometric features

Payments now enabled to 120 + billers, in addition to widest array of retail merchants Enables instant payments for all utility bills, school fees, insurance premiums, Facial and fingerprint ...
21
JUL
HNB ranked among Top 1,000 World Banks 2021 once again

Sri Lanka’s largest retail bank, HNB PLC, achieved another important milestone in its transformation journey, after once again securing its ranking in the prestigious UK based- The Banker Magazine’s Top ...
16
JUL
HNB partners Brown to offer customers exciting deals on agri machinery

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, renewed its partnership with pioneers in agriculture mechanization Browns & Company PLC to offer special services and attractive benefits on agricultural machinery. ...
6
JUL
HNB empowers women drivers with Pink Drives partnership for leasing

Empowering women drivers and commuters, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with ride-sharing app Pink Drives to offer lady drivers’ access to exclusive bundled leasing, insurance and ...
8
JUN
HNB offers safe & secure online shopping experience during lockdown with easy installment plans

HNB offers safe & secure online shopping experience during lockdown with easy installment plans and amazing discounts Helping customers to get the best deals while staying safe at home, Sri ...
13
MAY
Stability and Sustainability underpin Q1 Results for HNB

Strong CASA growth, improved NPA, enables resilient Q1 performance Fully geared to support economic and businesses revival efforts Urges authorities to make vaccinations available to all, especially frontline bank ...
5
MAY
HNB supports Sri Lanka Welfare Society of the Blind Women

Donates 300 white canes to blind women Distributes 300 dry ration packs to members of the society Supporting the livelihoods of visually impaired women, Sri Lanka’s most customer friendly ...
29
APR
HNB Partners DIMO to Offer Special Leasing Facilities for agricultural Machinery

Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank HNB PLC, partnered with leading automotive experts DIMO, to offer an exclusive range of leasing packages for tractors from Mahindra and Swaraj, as well ...
21
APR
HNB partners with Gammadda to develop Yaya 6 village in Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Capital Maharaja Groups initiative Gammadda Sri Lanka, the country’s largest rural development movement to ...
7
APR
HNB clinches three awards at Best Corporate Citizens Awards 2020

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC continued its trailblazing legacy at the Best Corporate Citizens Sustainability Awards (BCCSA) 2020 in recognition of its in pioneering sustainability initiatives over ...
26
MAR
HNB extends CBSL’s LANKA QR expansion to merchants in Katugastota

Driving Sri Lanka’s transformation into a vibrant cashless economy, Sri Lanka’s most future ready bank, HNB PLC conducted a QR activation programme to onboard merchants in Central Region in support ...
18
MAR
HNB partners with Homelands Skyline to offer special housing loans

Sri Lanka’s most customer friendly bank HNB PLC announced an exclusive partnership with leading property developer and real estate giant Homelands Skyline to offer prospective homeowners housing loans anchored to ...
17
MAR
HNB fosters prosperity with bountiful ‘Avurudu Jayayi’ cards promotion

Honouring the values that define the Sinhala and Tamil New Year - togetherness, benevolence, and prosperity - Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank HNB PLC encouraged its cardholders to celebrate ...
15
MAR
HNB-DIMO partnership offers exclusive leasing options for Mercedes-Benz and pre-owned vehicles

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC renewed its partnership with Diesel and Moto Engineering PLC (DIMO), the only authorized general dealer for MercedesBenz and Jeep in Sri Lanka, ...
10
MAR
HNB - CFA Society Sri Lanka Partner to Launch a Co-Branded Dual-Purpose VISA Infinite Credit Card

NFC enabled Visa credit card used as a mode of identification Exclusive discounts on the Combo card Special retail banking package from HNB A group life cover from HNB ...
4
MAR
HNB - Havelock City partnership offers prospective residents exclusive Ezy Pay Home Loans facility

Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank HNB PLC partners with Havelock City the premier mixed-use development project to offer prospective homeowners of state-of-the-art luxury apartments in Stratford and Melford Towers (Phase ...
1
MAR
HNB-Indra Traders offer exclusive leasing solutions for registered, unregistered Foton trucks

Sri Lanka’s leading private bank, HNB PLC renewed its partnership with local automotive giant, Indra Traders, to offer exclusive leasing solutions and benefits for all registered and unregistered vehicles and ...
12
FEB
HNB and CBSL’s LANKAQR partnership expands to Maharagama

Fuelling the development of a robust cashless payments eco-system, the island’s most future-ready bank, HNB PLC, expanded its support to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)’s pioneering ‘Rata Purama ...
12
FEB
HNB SOLO partners with Stone N String to offer exciting discounts for Valentine’s Day

  First 25 customers to use SOLO at Stone N String to receive a ruby pendant set in sterling silver 25% discount for Stone N String coupons purchased via SOLO ...
12
FEB
Trinity College Kandy OBA signs exclusive partnership with HNB

  Launch of TCK OBA Affinity card bundled with exclusive deals and offers Flexible payment options for Trinity College Kandy admission and school fees HNB contributes to Trinity 150 (T150) ...
18
JAN
HNB launches A Banker for every Sri Lankan

In a bid to celebrate the achievements of unique and exceptional local entrepreneurs, HNB PLC announced the launch of ‘A Banker for every Sri Lankan'. Launched across all of HNB’s ...
8
JAN
Asian Banker recognises HNB as the ‘Best Managed Bank during COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

  Hatton National Bank was recently recognized as the ‘Best Managed Bank During COVID-19 in Sri Lanka’ by the prestigious Asian Banker Magazine, while the Bank’s Managing Director and CEO ...
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