From left: Sampath Bank Assistant General Manager Card Centre Nirosha De Silva and Manager Card Centre Operations Chaminda Jayasinghe receiving the awards from Visa Group Country Manager India and South Asia T.R. Ramachandran
SampathCards was once again placed in the limelight with the recognition of two prestigious awards at the recently concluded Visa India and South Asia Client Forum 2015.
Organised by Visa for the first time, this awards platform was designed to recognize its top banking partners for their contributions and excellence in working with Visa over the years. Held at the Park Hyatt Resort and Spa, Goa, India, this awards ceremony was attended by over 140 officials from 70 banks in South Asia. SampathCards stood out for ‘Breaking barriers in point of sale and e-commerce acceptance in Sri Lanka’ and for its ‘Outstanding achievement in credit card portfolio growth in Sri Lanka’.
Visa selected winners through stringent selection criteria by an eminent panel of judges based on five categories, including innovation, portfolio growth, growth in acceptance, operational excellence and speed to market. The awards won feted Sampath Bank the only banking institution in the South Asian region to be awarded in the two main categories namely: portfolio growth and card acceptance.
Speaking on this significant achievement, Sampath Bank Deputy General Manager Marketing and Business Development Tharaka Ranwala said, “We, at Sampath Bank, are humbly proud to be recognized by Visa in not one but two eminent award categories. No doubt this achievement is confirmation of the continued focus Sampath Bank places on cardholder and merchant satisfaction in addition to operational diligence that we adhere to. This achievement serves as yet another motivational factor and will steer us to work just as vigorously in order to set industry benchmarks in high standards of performance in the near future.”
SampathCards has over the years steered exceptional marketing programmes and campaigns that have supported the bank in achieving the highest growth in usage volumes in the industry. Furthermore, SampathCards has reigned supreme with the highest growth in POS and e-commerce acquiring abilities in the banking industry. It is for this reason that SampathCards was aptly recognized by Visa International in the portfolio growth and growth in acceptance categories, respectively.