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HNB announces partnership with Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

HNB Head of Cards Gauthami Niranjan (fifth from left) exchanging MOU with Pizza Hut Chief Executive Officer Yasa Nadaraja (fifth from right) in the presence of (from left) HNB e-Commerce Solutions Relationship Officer Shashri Ratnayake, HNB e-Commerce Solutions Executive Dilshan Fonseka, HNB Product Head - Merchant Services and Digital Pay Products Gayan Gunawardena, HNB Head of Acquiring and Digital Payment Solutions Zacky Ahmed, Pizza Hut Director IT Duminda Kulathilake, Pizza Hut Chief Financial Officer Sarath Kumara, Pizza Hut Director Marketing Sharmila Arasaratnam and Pizza Hut Manager IT Preshan Silva

Working towards further improving customer convenience, Sri Lanka’s most digitally-savvy bank HNB PLC, signed on as the Internet Gateway Provider to Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) ltd, the single franchisee for Pizza Hut & Taco Bell in Sri Lanka.

The partnership will offer Pizza Hut & Taco Bell Sri Lanka state-of-the art e-commerce functionalities that will enable customers in making seamless, robust and secure payment experiences via HNB’s integrated e-commerce payment management service CyberSource. Hatton National Bank PLC Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan and Director IT of Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) ltd, Mr. Duminda Kulathilake were present at the signing of the partnership.

“Given the pace of rapidly advancing technological solutions, we have seen a great turnout from many enterprises in adopting the HNB CyberSource facility. Therefore, we are pleased that this mechanism will strengthen the digital revolution taking place in providing an agile, secure and reliable payment gateway for all Sri Lankans alike. Moreover, we believe this partnership will further boost customer confidence in online transactions,” HNB Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan said.

The state-of-the art payment gateway facility offers the restaurant chain the opportunity to streamline customer experiences. Moreover, CyberSource offers Pizza Hut & Taco Bell the facility to provide tokens, the latest version of 3DS, and generate reports in real-time and a wide range of customizable options.

Director IT of Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Duminda Kulathilake stated, “Our aim has always been to provide exceptional services to all our customers. Hence, to support this goal of further strengthening customer convenience, we are pleased to have partnered with Sri Lanka’s single-largest merchant network provider, which is inclusive of the cutting-edge back-end system provider that enables us to efficiently carry out our operations.”

The bank has continuously invested in introducing new technology to merchants including Dynamic Currency Conversion on foreign cards, processing, in-app payments through tokenization, and mobile POS payments through HNB MOMO. Ably supported by a strong branch network and Regional Support Hubs, the Bank is committed to adding value to the country's ever-expanding merchant network.

Built on secure Visa infrastructure, the CyberSource platform helps merchants worldwide to grow their sales, protect their brands and operate with greater agility.

With 254 customer centers across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically-innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for six consecutive years, and was also ranked as Sri Lanka’s Best Retail Bank for the 12th year at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2022 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.