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HNB recognized for Best All-round Growth at Daraz Payment Partner Performance Awards

HNB Head of Cards – Gauthami Niranjan (3rd from left) receives the award from Daraz Managing Director Rakhil Fernando in the presence of (from left) HNB Cards Business Development Associate - Nimanthaka Dodanthenna, HNB Cards Business Development Executive – Roshan Chaminda Perera, and, Daraz Head of Payments & Partnerships Dulika Jayamanne.

Cementing its reputation as Sri Lanka’s most versatile payment partner, leading private sector bank HNB PLC was recognized by Daraz, South Asia’s largest e-commerce platform, for its commitment to enhancing digital payment solutions.

The Bank was awarded for the card base with the best all-round growth at the annual Daraz Payment Partner Performance Awards 2022 held recently. Ranked among the best banking partners, HNB recorded the best all-round growth in payment volume, buyer engagement and total transaction for its credit and debit card bases for 2021- 2022. 

“Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the conversion to digital payments and the usage of e-commerce platforms for purchases was fast-tracked exponentially. Over the past two years, we have adapted to these new market conditions and have worked to ensure HNB customers have convenient and flexible options for their payments on any platform they wish to transact in. This award by Daraz is a recognition of our hard work and commitment to our customers and partners,” HNB Head of Cards Gauthami Niranjan said. 

Notably, HNB was also recognized last year as the payment partner with the highest overall growth by Daraz at their payment partner performance awards.

Moreover, HNB cardholders enjoy multiple benefits on Daraz, including zero-interest instalments plans of up to 24 months with attractive discounts for HNB credit - cards. Customers are also eligible for 10% off on purchases on the e-commerce platform on Saturdays. Additionally, the Bank also partners with Daraz to offer users massive discounts on special occasions such as Avurudu, Black Friday Sales, 11:11 and 12.12.  

Most recently, HNB sealed its reputation as Sri Lanka’s undisputed leader in retail banking, having been crowned as the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 12th occasion at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2022 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine. 

HNB is also among Sri Lanka’s most awarded banks, having been being ranked among the Banker Magazine’s Top 1,000 Global Banks for six consecutive years, as well as being adjudged Best Retail and SME Bank at the International Finance Awards 2021 and being ranked among Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies for the 4th consecutive year.