HNB FINANCE bags Gold and Silver at 2019 Awards

August 8, 2019: Sri Lanka’s premier integrated financial service provider, HNB FINANCE bagged the ‘Gold Award for the Best Website’ in the Banking and Finance category at the 2019 and the ‘Overall Silver Award for the Best Website 2019’.

The site was chosen the winner in the Banking and Finance category from amongst a large number of prominent banking and financial institutions vying for the Gold Award. The financial services provider surpassed over 400 participants in a variety of categories such as the Best Corporate Website, Best websites in Sinhala, English and Tamil, in addition to Best e-Commerce and Government websites, to win the Overall Silver Award for the Best Website.

The competition organised by LK Domain Registry for the ninth consecutive year recognises local talent and offers participants the unique opportunity to promote and showcase their creations online.

“HNB FINANCE recently revamped its website to include several new features and services to improve user experience. We ensured the site had multilingual capabilities and easy to use features like loan calculators so that our customers have all financial details at their fingertips. These Awards are a testament to the milestones that we are achieving as a major shareholder in the financial sector,” HNB FINANCE Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Chaminda Prabhath said speaking of the achievement.

An expert panel of academics, professionals and business leaders judged the competition open to all websites registered under .lk domain. The Award opened the floor to the public for a week of intense voting, which accounted for 20% of the full score. Judges also critically analysed technical features, excellence in design, content and interactivity. Technical criteria included completeness, navigability, adherence to standards and performance. Design criteria included site design, page design, quality & quantity.

The HNB FINANCE website was also commended for the extra steps taken to increase interactivity, integrating social features, use of cutting edge technology, security and safe guarding privacy of users.

The panel, making 70% of the score, seriously scrutinised policies related to Security and Cookies. Web traffic to the relevant sites made the remaining 10% of the final score. The website was developed by Antyra Solutions on behalf of HNB FINANCE.

HNB FINANCE Limited was established in the year 2000 and is licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 48 branches and 21service Centers with the power of Hatton National Bank’s 715 ATMs, HNB FINANCE has over the recent past expanded into new fields of business and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans in addition to savings, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, fixed deposits facilities and leasing products.

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Receiving the award on behalf of HNB Finance: Udara Gunasinghe – Head of Marketing, Thilina Dissanayaka–Senior Manager Marketing Support Services, Manjula Hettiarachchi–Media Manager, Naveen Marasinghe – VP Strategy & Operations, Antyra Solutions.