World Finance Awards:
Sampath Bank rated best banking group in SL
Sampath Bank earned yet another accolade in its 25th year by being
honored as the Best Banking Group in Sri Lanka at the World Finance
World Finance is an acclaimed bi-monthly magazine and the website
provides in-depth coverage of the financial industry and global economy.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Sampath Bank Dhammika Perera and Managing Director Aravinda
Perera with the award
Launched in 2007, the World Finance Awards recognize industry leaders
in different sectors based on nominations and votes from its readership.
“We are proud to have been recognized as the Best Banking Group in
the country by the World Finance Awards selection committee. Since the
nomination and selection of the winning organizations is based on tough
criteria, this accolade makes our efforts to be the best in banking,
especially in our 25th anniversary”, chairman of the Board of Directors
of Sampath Bank Dhammika Perera said.
World Finance recognizes banks based on achievement, innovation,
performance and growth within the market, as well as the Banks’
financial achievement and risk ratios, variety and clarity of products
and services, practices in corporate governance, use of innovative
technology, CRM systems and solutions, geographical growth, the increase
of sales and growth within the client structure, platforms and ease of
account functionality and the Banks’ competitive strategy to move ahead.
The panel of judges comprises individuals with over 230 collective
years of excellence in business journalism.
Managing Director of the Bank Aravinda Perera said Sampath Bank is in
the forefront in innovation in every department. Customers are provided
with access and applications that have made their banking experience out
of ordinary through.
Sampath Bank has proven to be a frontrunner in terms of innovation
Amongst the many significant firsts over the years include pioneering
the largest ATM Network Sharing concept, providing customers’ access to
over 1600 ATMs across the island.
Others include introducing South Asia’s first debit card - SET, the
Uni-Banking concept, Sri Lanka’s first Master card, Visa Infinite,
Signature and Platinum credit cards, launching cheque imaging and
truncating services, introducing real-time e-remittance services and the
Sampath Easy Cheque Deposit (ECD) system enabling customers to deposit
their cheques 24/7 at any ATM without the hassle of filling in forms by
using their ATM card.
“We have tried to set industry standards and have been successful
both in terms of finances, marking one of the most successful fiscal
years and with the launching of many innovations, including several new
products and 35 new branches,” Group Chief Financial OfficerRanjith