Media Center

2017
13
DEC
Asiamoney names HNB the Best Cash Management Bank in Sri Lanka

HNB, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, has been recognised by Asiamoney as the “Best Cash Management Bank in Sri Lanka”. This prestigious award to HNB is a first for ...
4
DEC
HNB crowned ‘Bank of the Year 2017’ by The Banker Magazine UK

Sri Lanka’s premier retail sector bank, HNB PLC recorded another landmark victory with its recognition as ‘Bank of the Year 2017’ in Sri Lanka by the highly acclaimed UK-based financial ...
28
NOV
HNB launches cutting edge FIT Account, Asia's first fitness-linked savings product

Offers account holders increased savings tied to exercise routine Open to all customers using an Apple watch, Fitbit or Jawbone device Partners with wow.lk to offer discounts on ...
14
NOV
HNB Group Posts Rs 16.8 Bn PBT

Group assets cross Rs 1 Trillion Shareholder funds increase to Rs 103.2Bn Total tax charge of Rs 9 Bn for the Group Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) continued ...
20
OCT
HNB consolidates partnership with UnionPay International with new agreement on ATM acceptance

Building on an agreement signed last February, Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC, announced a follow-up partnership with UnionPay International to enable ATM acceptance of UnionPay cards. UnionPay is ...
16
OCT
HNB to streamline recoveries and boost customer service with launch of new "Centre of Aspiration"

Sri Lanka’s most digitally innovative Bank, HNB PLC, announced the launch of its state-of-the-art Centre of Aspiration, a new centralized unit within the Bank dedicated solely to manage the Bank’s ...
22
SEP
HNB takes 274 Singithi depositors on guided tour of Ratmalana airport and Colombo port

Seeking to cultivate the savings habit in young Sri Lankans, Hatton National Bank rewarded 274 selected winners of the HNB Singithi Depositors competition together with their parents for a special ...
11
SEP
HNB announces launch of LoungeKey platform and facilities for MasterCard Cardholders

HNB MasterCard World, Corporate and Business cardholders can now escape the bustle of busy airport departure halls using the complimentary LoungeKey platform to gain access to over 800 international airport ...
14
AUG
HNB Group records Rs 13.4 Bn in profit before taxes

Group PAT Rs 7.5 Bn Bank PBT exceeds Rs 10 Bn HNB Group recorded a profit before VAT and Tax of Rs 13.4 Bn for the first ...
1
AUG
HNB takes top honors at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2017

Sri Lanka’s best performing private sector commercial bank, HNB, won significant recognition at the recently concluded Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2017, winning an award for the Ten Best Integrated ...
21
JUL
HNB partners with Sri Lanka Customs for real-time customs duty payments

July 19th, 2017: HNB, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank now offers its retail and corporate customers real-time, customs duty payment facility with Sri Lanka Customs. HNB customers can now ...
6
JUL
HNB Rights issue approved by shareholders at the EGM

The Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) held by Hatton National Bank PLC with regard to the issuance of shares by way of a Rights Issue was successfully concluded yesterday. As ...
23
JUN
HNB keeps 49 customer centers open for business during Id-Ul-Fitr celebrations

Moving to ensure optimal convenience for all of its valued customers, Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank, HNB PLC, announced that it would be keeping 49 customer centres open for business ...
22
MAY
HNB takes their ‘Salary Smart’ product to a new level

Launches a benefits - rich scheme where your salary works for you and your family HNB recently announced the launch of ‘Salary Smart’, their benefits-laden salary saver product, offered not just ...
16
MAY
HNB's New Head of Project Financing Business - Majella Rodrigo

HNB recently announced the appointment of Majella Rodrigo to head the Bank's Corporate Banking Project Finance team.Majella was formally attached to National Bank of Oman , in the role ...
12
MAY
HNB relocates to spacious new Ratnapura Customer Centre

Catering to rapid growth in commercial and retail banking activity in the area, Sri Lanka’s premier private commercial bank, HNB PLC, officially opened its newly relocated Ratnapura customer centre at ...
8
MAY
HNB to empower Small Enterprises through e-commerce with WEBXPAY

Sri Lanka’s most digitally innovative bank, HNB PLC announced a breakthrough partnership with e-commerce Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, WEBXPAY, to launch an integrated e-commerce platform aimed at empowering ...
3
MAY
HNB launches new Electronic Banking Centre at Trace Expert City, Panchikawatte

Sri Lanka’s premier private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC announced the continued expansion of its extensive Customer Centre network with the launch of a new, fully-automated, Electronic Banking Centre in ...
18
APR
HNB relocates to upgraded Customer Centre in Akurana

Continuing its rapid growth momentum in the new year, HNB, Sri Lanka’s premier private sector commercial bank, announced the opening of its newly relocated Customer Centre at No: 236. Kurundugahaela, ...
29
MAR
HNB expansion drive gathers momentum with relocation of new Ampara Customer Centre

Relocating to better serve its rapidly growing customer base in the Ampara district, Sri Lanka’s premiere private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC, announced the relocation of its customer centre situated ...
27
MAR
HNB completes milestone launch of Jaffna Priority Circle

Crossing another significant milestone in its island-wide expansion drive, Sri Lanka’s premier private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC, announced the launch of its popular Priority Circle plan at its Jaffna ...
22
MAR
HNB Salutes the Indomitable Spirit and Dedication of ‘Women Power’ On International Women’s Day

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC hosted a special event saluting the dedication and determination of the Bank’s female staff and felicitating a group of loyal customers ...
8
MAR
HNB Partners Roy-Tho Big Match 2017 as Official Banking Partner

Sri Lanka’s premier private commercial bank, HNB PLC came forward to serve as Official Banker to the country’s blue ribbon cricket encounter, 138th Battle of the Blues, for the second ...
28
FEB
HNB inaugurates full-fledged Customer Centre at Asiri Surgical Hospital

Delivering an unprecedented new level of banking convenience to patients, visitors, and employees, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank, HNB PLC in partnership with the Softlogic Group’s healthcare arm, Asiri ...
27
FEB
HNB crowned winners at The Bankers’ Debate 2016

Determined performances and decisive arguments across four hotly contested match ups helped HNB to clinch victory at the finals of The Bankers’ Debate 2016 held at Galadari Hotel recently. Organised ...
15
FEB
HNB becomes the first local bank to launch POS acceptance of UnionPay cards in Sri Lanka

Introducing another pioneering initiative to the Sri Lankan banking industry, HNB announced a new partnership with UnionPay International, to accept card payments from one of the largest payment networks in ...
31
JAN
HNB partners PickMe to facilitate cashless rides

Pay for your PickMe ride by Visa or MasterCard credit card and debit card and get special discounted rates.  Your next ride in a PickMe could be cashless. ...
11
JAN
HNB positions for greater growth in Kegalle - Moves to their very own, state-of-the-art office space

Positioning itself to tap greater into the potential of the business boom in Kegalle, HNB has strengthened its presence in the area with the opening of a brand new branch ...
7
DEC
HNB sweeps CCC Best Corporate Citizen Awards with 5 awards for sustainability

Sri Lanka's premier retail bank, Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) delivered superior performance winning 5 awards at the recently concluded Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2017 ...
28
NOV
HNB unveils unprecedented seasonal offers for their credit and debit cardholders

Infusing this festive season with the spirit of celebration, Sri Lanka's premier retail bank, HNB, invited all of its customers to be their own Santa with the launch of the ...
23
NOV
HNB joins in the USAID-funded 'YouLead' project

Hatton National Bank Plc entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with International Executive Service Corps (IESC), who will implement the US Agency for International Development's (US AID) funded youth ...
27
OCT
HNB partner with Ideal Motors to promote Mahindra vehicles in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC announced the partnership with Ideal Motors (Pvt.) Ltd to continue its promotion of Mahindra vehicles in Sri Lanka. The renewed partnership will ...
20
OCT
HNB announces slashed rates on personal finance products ahead of festive season

In a continuing effort to partner its clients and support them to achieve their aspirations, Sri Lanka’s leading retail bank, HNB PLC, announced that it would be reducing interest rates ...
26
SEP
Gateway College and Hatton National Bank partner to launch a novel Smart Pay card for students

September 26, 2017: Sri Lanka’s most technologically innovative bank, HNB PLC announced a breakthrough partnership with Gateway College to introduce HNB Smart Pay – a revolutionary new proprietary card that ...
13
SEP
HNB and Visa announce an entirely new airport experience for cardholders with launch of Dragon Pass

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC, announced a breakthrough partnership with Visa to deliver a special range of benefits for the HNB Visa Infinite and Visa Signature cardholders including ...
6
SEP
HNB in collaboration with EDB announces launch of breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC working in close collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) announced the launch of HNB SME Export Credit, a pioneering ...
14
AUG
HNB partners up as lead banker to Sri Lanka’s first waste-to-energy plant

HNB announced a timely partnership with Aitken Spence PLC to serve as lead arranger to a syndicated loan facility for the construction of a revolutionary 10 Megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy power ...
26
JUL
HNB powers Wind Force (Pvt) Ltd’s 10 MW (Mega Watts) Solar Power Project in Vavuniya

The Project Finance Team of HNB’s Corporate Banking Division congratulates the remarkable success of Wind Force (Pvt) Ltd on completion of their 10 MW Solar Power Project in Vavuniya under ...
13
JUL
HNB gears up for unparalleled service paradigm with opening of new Center of Excellence

Streamlined back-office processes to enable 24-hour document processing Launches training initiatives to prepare staff for enhanced customer engagementSri Lanka’s most progressive private commercial bank, Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB), conducted ...
27
JUN
HNB wins Best ATM Network in Sri Lankan at LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2017

Sri Lanka’s most technologically innovative bank, HNB PLC, received resounding recognition for its efforts to drive a new paradigm of service culture in the domestic industry, with its recent award ...
23
MAY
HNB furthers commitment to shape future of banking with launch of Cinnamon Gardens Customer Centre

A 5300 square feet space dedicated to fostering greater collaboration and deepening customer experiences HNB, recently acknowledged as the ‘Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka’ for the ninth Year by ...
22
MAY
HNB completes New World Rewards promo with valuable prizes for online banking customers

Buddhika Kumara from HNB Athurugiriya Customer Centre was the lucky winner to drive a brand-new Nissan Leaf home at the conclusion of a Grand Draw under HNB PLC’s New World ...
15
MAY
HNB Sustains Superior Performance in Q1 2017

Group PBT grows by 18% to Rs 5.8 Bn Group PAT surpasses Rs 4 Bn Bank Cost to income improves to 41.9% by 372 bps yoy HNB ...
9
MAY
HNB Al Najah Bags Multiple Gold Awards at SLIBFI Awards 2017

HNB Al Najah, Hatton National Bank's Islamic Banking business, extended its market leadership position, securing two gold awards together with two bronze awards at the annual awards ceremony of the ...
3
MAY
HNB’s brand new Hulftsdorp Customer Centre opens to customers

- To offer efficient, digitally-enhanced, in-branch experience May 2, 2017: In their onward journey towards seamless, efficient, digitally enhanced in-branch customer experience, Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB)’s Customer Centre in Hulftsdorp, ...
21
APR
HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

The Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola, the annual SME focused trade fair organized by Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB), was concluded with resounding success as ...
3
APR
HNB offers concierge services to its Private Banking Customers

- Partnered with ‘Kapruka’ for privileged services. HNB announced its commencement of concierge services for their high net-worth customers at ‘Club’ and ‘Priority Circle’ giving them 24x7 access to bespoke ...
29
MAR
HNB doubles happiness with launch of the card promo for the Avurudhu season

Launches unprecedented range of deals and discounts from the very best brands in the country Just in time for annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations, Sri Lanka’s premier private ...
24
MAR
HNB celebrates opening of a new Student Savings Unit at St Joseph’s College, Colombo

Continuing in its pioneering efforts to inculcate the savings habit in children, Sri Lanka’s premiere private sector commercial bank, HNB PLC announced the opening of a new Student Savings Unit ...
21
MAR
HNB again wins Best Retail Bank & Best Micro Finance Product of the Year at Asian Banker Awards 2017

  Awards in recognition of efforts to drive differentiation through customer service and convenience through investments in technology and digitization. Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 9th time ...
8
MAR
HNB relocates to spacious new Nugegoda Customer Centre

Catering to rapid growth in commercial and retail banking activity, Sri Lanka’s premier private commercial bank, HNB PLC, officially opened its newly relocated Nugegoda customer centre at No. 190, High ...
27
FEB
HNB emerges the most profitable private sector banking group; achieves Rs 22.5 Bn in Group PBT

  Group Assets surpass Rs 900 Bn Group PAT at Rs 15.67 Bn Total Tax for the Group exceeds Rs 11.6 Bn Bank NPA down to 1.8% ...
27
FEB
HNB offers host of new benefits packages through milestone agreement with Indra Traders

Commencing in February this year, the nation’s premier vehicle, importer and distributor, Indra Traders struck a partnership with Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB, to offer customers mega benefits ...
15
FEB
HNB launches new breakthrough Smart Pay card for Sri Lankan schools

Sri Lanka’s most technologically innovative bank, HNB partnered with D.S. Senanayake College to launch Smart Pay - a revolutionary new proprietary card that will completely redesign payments and attendance ...
18
JAN
HNB joins hands with Citi Bank to fuel small businesses in Urubokka

HNB GP Micro Finance programme was involved in a further project of extending finances for small businesses in Urubokka of Southern Province in partnership with Citi Bank Sri Lanka Branch ...
10
JAN
HNB Unveils its Custody, Trustee, Fund Accounting and Escrow Services Business

HNB recently announced the launch of its Custody and Trustee services business, another first amongst the local private commercial banks in the country. The setting up of the Custody and ...