February, 14, 2020
~ Becomes the first Finance Company to join the National Card Scheme
Siyapatha Finance PLC, being the first finance company to join the National Card Scheme of Lanka Clear, launched the JCB/LankaPay/Siyapatha Dual Interface Debit Card (Siyapatha Card) on Wednesday 12th February 2020. As the fully-owned subsidiary of Sampath Bank PLC, which utilized IT to revolutionize the banking industry in Sri Lanka, Siyapatha has lined up a series of IT initiatives for implementation in 2020 to enhance its customer services. Accordingly, the Siyapatha Card is earmarked as an essential enabler of convenience for the Savings Account customers of Siyapatha.
Siyapatha Finance was the only Finance Company member in the National Card Scheme (NCS) Pilot Project initiated by Lanka Clear and has qualified for issuing the first JCB Dual Interface Card in Sri Lanka catering for both the Contact and Contactless modes of card transactions. NCS will facilitate Siyapatha Card users the convenience of performing card transactions on the LankaPay island-wide network of nearly 4,000 ATMs including the Sampath Bank ATM network, and at merchant outlets linked to the LankaPay’s growing network of Point of Sale (POS) Terminals. Siyapatha Card is also an International Card and can be used on the international network of JCB-certified ATMs and POSs.
The Siyapatha Card launch was held in the presence of the Chief Guest Mr. Nanda Fernando (Managing Director, Sampath Bank) , Mr. Sumith Cumaranatunga (Chairman, Siyapatha Finance), Mr. Ananda Seneviratne (Managing Director, Siyapatha Finance) , the Board Directors & Corporate Management of Siyapatha Finance. The card will be initially used by the internal staff of Siyapatha Finance PLC prior to its official issue to Siyapatha customers from 1st March 2020.
Addressing the card launch ceremony, Mr. Ananda Seneviratne, Managing Director of Siyapatha Finance said “Siyapatha is strongly committed to providing the highest level of service to customers and we wish to utilize the Siyapatha Card facility to add value to the many services we provide for them”.
Backed by Sampath Bank Group, Siyapatha Finance is one of the leading finance companies in Sri Lanka with a sizeable network of branches across the country and is in the continuous process of expansion with the firm commitment to developing its leasing business, deposit account base and lending towards small and medium entrepreneurial efforts and personal needs.
Photo caption: Launching the Siyapatha Debit card with the presence of Mr. Nanda Fernando (MD Sampath Bank PLC), Mr. Sumith Cumaranatunga (Chairman - Siyapatha Finance PLC) and Mr. Ananda Seneviratne (MD - Siyapatha Finance PLC)