Cementing its reputation as one of the world’s most successful banks, HNB PLC, was ranked among the Top 1,000 World Banks for the sixth consecutive year by the prestigious Banker Magazine.
Based in the United Kingdom, The Banker Magazine is a premier global banking and finance resource, renowned for its global financial intelligence since 1926. The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking has set industry benchmarks since 1970, providing comprehensive intelligence about the health and wealth of the global banking sector.
Sharing his thoughts on the eminent recognition, HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles stated: “The recent economic shocks have thrown governments and financial bodies across the globe into the deep end forcing them to navigate new challenges. Moreover, given the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, these challenges have relentlessly tested the mettle of local financial institutions. To have HNB ranked among the Top 1,000 global banks against this backdrop is indeed a testament to our strength and stability, and further validates our efforts in supporting customers and the nation to revive and rebuild.”
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.
Showing excellence and resilience in the face of crises, the bank has continued to progress on its ambitious journey in providing digitally-enabled products and services that provide customers with convenient, comprehensive and secure options to transact remotely. Notably, during the current year, the bank was awarded the ‘Best IoT Initiative’ at the Asian Digital Finance Forum and Awards for successfully implementing the HNB Fit banking product by the Asian FinTech Academy (AFTA).
HNB is also among Sri Lanka’s most awarded banks, having been 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.
The digitally-savvy bank further consolidated its position at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2022, where it bagged four top awards. HNB was awarded the prestigious Bank of the Year for Financial Inclusivity and Bank of the Year for Excellence in Customer Convenience titles, in addition to being presented with the Silver award for ‘Financial Institution of the Year for Best Digital Payment Strategy’ and Bronze for ‘Overall Award - Excellence in Interbank Digital Payments’ (Banking Institutions) this year.
Additionally, having already linked LANKA QR to its digital payment app HNB SOLO, the bank has also started establishing key relationships with key corporates in Sri Lanka, including the hospitality and medical sector, by enabling them to adapt to QR-based contactless, cashless payments.