HNB continues steadfast support to CBSL’s LANKAQR campaign
Sri Lanka’s leading private bank, HNB PLC, continued its steadfast support to accelerate the adoption of digital payments in the country, by joining the ‘Rata Purama LANKAQR’ campaign of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in Tangalle.
From its launch in late 2020, HNB has persistently backed the programme, which seeks to increase the usage of Sri Lanka’s national QR platform, facilitating, fast, secure and affordable digital payments, benefiting customers and merchants. The bank, participating in the day-long promotion, demonstrated the benefits of its LANKAQR-integrated HNB SOLO payment app, while engaging with and onboarding merchants to its platform. CBSL’s other partners in the initiative, including financial institutions and telecommunication companies, also attended the event held at Mahinda Rajapaksa Grounds Tangalle.
“While initially, the pandemic created a need for and boosted the adoption of digital payments, now, both merchants and customers are beginning to see the long-term benefits,” HNB Head of Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe said. “It is crucial to capitalise on this interest and build further on the successful initial foundation, to extend this programme across the country. HNB has been highly proactive in this sphere – particularly in introducing HNB SOLO and partnering with several leading merchants on dynamic QR technology.”
HNB has played a prominent role in driving a cashless QR-code based payments revolution that aims to make mobile phones and digital payments the standard for day-to-day transactions islandwide.