October, 19, 2019
Amana Bank received the Gold award for ‘Best Common ATM Acquirer of the Year – Category C’ at the recently concluded LankaPay Technnovation Awards. The Bank further went on to win a special recognition award for ‘Bank of the Year for Financial Inclusivity.’
LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019 was organised by LankaClear Limited, the operator of LankaPay national payment network. The objective of the awards competition is to recognise the frontrunners of payment technology innovations in the country who have been steadfast to the cause of promoting electronic payments and constantly thriving for enhancing customer convenience.
Speaking on these achievements, Amana Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said: “We are honoured to have been recognised through these prestigious awards, which testifies the Bank’s growing reach to facilitate customer convenience through embracing innovation and technology.”
Amãna Bank is the country’s first and only Licensed Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest based participatory banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, the Bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of branches, 14 Self Banking Centres, 4000+ ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, Debit Card with SMS alerts, Online Account Opening, 365 Day Banking, Saturday Banking, Extended Banking Hours, 24x7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.
Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% stake of the Bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with an authorized capital base of over USD 150 Billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in June 2019, affirmed Amãna Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Positive outlook. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the Bank.