Picture shows Thimal Perera, Deputy General Manager - Retail & SME Banking, HNB exchanging the agreement with Shanuka Jayarathne General Manager - Finance & Administration, Continental Insurance. (from L-R) Hasini Athukorala, E-Banking Division, HNB, Sandun Hapugoda, Manager - Electronic Banking & Corporate Sales of HNB. Mangala Wickremasinghe, Head of Cards & Electronic Delivery Channels of HNB and Nadeera Kankanamge Deputy General Manager - Enterprise Risk Management of Continental Insurance.
Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd (CILL) customers can now use Hatton National Bank's (HNB) internet and mobile banking platform and islandwide Customer Centre network to carry out transactions for property, motor, marine and general accident insurance products of CILL.
This has been made possible through a payee partnership between HNB and Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd (CILL), which allows CILL customers to select their preferred mode of transaction from a range of Electronic Digital Channels of HNB, which include internet and mobile banking.
Furthermore, the staff of HNB will ensure personalized service for CILL customers who prefer to use traditional banking channels when they visit the 249 HNB Customer Centres around Sri Lanka.
Continental Insurance has enhanced its focus on internet and mobile banking due to the ever growing popularity of the internet and the increased use of smartphones across the country. HNB is the premier technology bank in Sri Lanka with its strategic focus on the development of Electronic Delivery Channels. Building on this partnership, HNB and Continental Insurance have planned several joint promotions in the months ahead.
Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of the DCSL Group, is committed to providing world class levels of service in its journey to become the No. 1 insurance provider in Sri Lanka. The DCSL Group is one of the premier blue chip companies of Sri Lanka, and also has the distinction of being listed in Forbes Asia's '200 best under a US$ Billion' three times.
Hatton National Bank is a premier private sector commercial bank with the largest branch network among private sector commercial banks, spread across the length and breadth of Sri Lanka and caters to all segments of the market through its diverse product and service offering. The Bank is also involved in insurance and capital market operations in the Country through its Group companies. During 2014, the Group assets surpassed Rs 600Bn, while the Group recorded a post-tax profit of over Rs 10Bn for the year. Hatton National Bank has been awarded by the Asian Banker Magazine as the 'Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka' for 7 years for its performance from 2007 to 2012 and in 2014 and named as the 'Bank of the Year in Sri Lanka' for the year 2012 & 2013 by the Banker Magazine of UK. 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, while it has a national long term rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.