In an endeavour to provide convenient banking facilities to patients, visitors as well as employees, HNB, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank announced the establishment of a new customer centre at Colombo’s leading private healthcare institution, Lanka Hospital.
Essentially to cater to the 2,000 plus employees and staff of the hospital, plus as a comfort factor for patients, the HNB customer centre at Lanka Hospital will be open from 8 am to 5.30 p.m daily and from 9am to 1p.m on Saturdays. The on location ATM will be available throughout and is 24 x7 accessible.
The branch was jointly inaugurated by HNB’s Managing Director, Jonathan Alles, with Lanka Hospital’s Chairman, Dr. Sarath Paranavitane, HNB Assistant General Manager, SME, Jude Fernandoand HNB Regional Head, Greater Colombo, Neil Rasiah, Lanka Hospital’s Director Medical Services, Dr. Iresha Fernando and Lanka Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Badrajith Siriwardane were present at the occasion. The inaugural function was also attended by other dignitaries including high-level officialsfrom both thebankand the hospital as well as consultant medical practitioners. With this opening, HNB’s distribution network now stands at 252 branches and 463 ATM’s island-wide
Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO of HNB in his address said that HNB was happy to partner Lanka Hospital in bringing convenience to patients. “We are committed to placing customers at the heart of the banking operations and understand that our customers do have cash-flow needs on an urgent basis. A customer centre in this location will avoid unnecessary commute time and we are happy to be able to fulfill this need.”
“Over the years, through our strategic partnerships we have increased our presence across Sri Lanka to make banking more and more convenient to our customers; living up to our reputation of banking beyond transactions,” he added.
“We are very happy to have HNB as our official banking partner, said Dr. Sarath Paranavitane, Chairman, Lanka Hospital. As a home-grown financial institution and the largest private sector bank in Sri Lanka, we have no doubt that HNB will provide excellent banking services to various segments of our clientele,” he elaborated.
Hatton National Bank is a premier private sector commercial bank with one of the largest branch networks 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. As at end of 2015, the group assets surpassed Rs 750 billion, while the Group recorded a post-tax profit of over Rs 11 billion for the year. 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.