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HNB renews long-standing relationship with Hayleys Agriculture

HNB DGM-Retail and SME Banking, Sanjaya Wijemanna (sixth from right) exchanging the MoU with the Managing Director, Jayanthi Dharmasena (seventh from right) in the presence of (from left) Hayleys Assistant Manager, Product Management, Chathuranga Udayakumara, Hayleys General Manager, Agri Equipment Division, Sumith Herath, Hayleys Director, Amjad Rajap, Hayleys Director, Finance, Lushan Abesekara, HNB Head of Leasing, Niluka T Amarasinghe, HNB Senior Manager Of Micro Finance, Pujitha Jayawardena, HNB Assistant Manager - Leasing, Roshan De Silva, Assistant Manager – Business Development, Mahesh Ratnayake, Business Development Associate, Ram Sandeep

HNB PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, has partnered with leading agricultural machinery and equipment supplier Hayleys Agriculture to bring their customer bases the best options in leasing solutions along with exciting benefits for agricultural machinery.

The renewed collaboration, which presents agricultural customers with special rates on tractors and harvesters, was officiated at Hayleys head office in the presence of HNB DGM Retail & SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne and Hayleys Agriculture Managing Director Jayanthi Dharmasena.

“The past two years have been very difficult for the agricultural sector, given the many changes in policy and turbulent weather conditions. Despite these obstacles, the sector has remained resilient, establishing national food security and exporting goods where possible. Therefore, we worked especially hard to provide our customers in the sector with the best possible deals in the market, and we hope many will make use of this opportunity to fulfil their needs,” HNB DGM Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne said.

The partnership will reign in leasing packages with low-interest rates, tailor-made to fit the boundaries of each and every customer’s budget. They will also be presented with a Prestige prime credit card, of which the first-year annual fee would be waived off. Additionally, cardholders will be able to enjoy special discounts on all agricultural heavy machinery, servicing, spare parts, tires, batteries.

Customers can also enjoy insurance premiums by HNB general insurance, which offers free life insurance cover worth Rs. 4.5 Mn to cover accidental deaths for HNB customers for Agri machinery leases. Moreover, HNB Assurance will offer Rs 600,000/- worth of Natural Death Insurance cover.

“At Hayleys Agricultural, we make it a priority to support, develop and sustain our extensive portfolio of customers from the agriculture sector. Given that the past two years have been extremely challenging for us all, we strongly believe that a partnership of this nature will provide our clientele with affordable leasing solutions anchored to exciting benefits. We hope farmers will make use of this unique opportunity to grow their businesses,” Hayleys Agriculture Managing Director Jayanthi Dharmasena said.

Hayleys is prepared to offer their customers free spare part kits worth Rs. 60,000 /- for combine harvesters and spare part kits worth up to Rs. 30,000/- for tractors.

Further information regarding the offer can be obtained from HNB on 011-2660330 or contact Hayleys Agriculture on 0772893387.

With 256 customer centres 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. Consolidating its reputation for banking excellence, HNB bagged the Best Retail Bank and Best SME Bank awards in the Banking category at the International Finance Awards 2021. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for five consecutive years. HNB was also declared Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.