Hatton National Bank PLC, the premier private sector commercial bank in Sri Lanka, has introduced '7 Day Banking' in order to better serve its customers around the country.
Accordingly, HNB Customer Centres in major towns, including Wellawatta, Kotte, Maharagama, Negombo, Kurunegala, Kandy City Centre, Galle, Ratnapura, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura and Jaffna Metro, will be open on all 7 days of the week for the convenience of its retail banking clientele.
The introduction of '7 Day Banking' complements HNB's existing Extended Banking hours, Saturday Banking and Sunday Banking services, available at 42 locations both within and outside Colombo.
The 42 locations are Aluthkade, Grandpass, Kotahena, Mutwal, Nawaloka - Ext. Office, Pettah - Ext. Office and Sea Street in Colombo region, Nugegoda, Dematagoda and Kiribathgoda in the Greater Colombo region, Mt. Lavinia, Piliyandala and Panadura in the South Western Region, Matara, Matugama and Pitigala in the Southern Region, Matale and Nuwara Eliya in the Central Region, Badulla, Bandarawela and Embilipitiya in the Uva/Sabaragamuwa region, Batticaloa, Kalmunai and Akkaraipaththu in the Eastern Region, Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya, Chunnakam, Nelliady, Point Pedro, Chavakachcheri, Thirunelvely and Kilinochchi South in the Northern region, Chilaw, Gampaha, Ja-Ela, Marawila, Wattala and Dankotuwa in the North Western region and Anuradhapura, Dambulla and Polonnaruwa in the North Central Region.
Mr. R J Thambirajah, Assistant General Manager - Network Management - HNB said that the facilities offered to customers at these Customer Centres is inclusive of all personal banking transactions such as deposits, withdrawals, opening of accounts, issue of pay orders and local drafts, inward remittances such as Moneygram, issue and encashment of Travellers' Cheque and Pawning Services at selected Customer Centres.
"There has been a great demand from customers for higher transaction limits during the Extended Banking Hours. This encouraged us to venture in to 7 day Banking and it will substantially enhance our presence around Sri Lanka and raise the bar in terms of convenience and enhanced service to our customers," he stated.
HNB currently has 249 Customer Centres spread around the country along with 457 strategically located ATMs in every city and town. With 7 Day Banking HNB customers can now enjoy the ultimate in banking standards and simplicity in banking on all 365 days of the year.
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.