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Year after year we are conferred with new awards and accolades by local and foreign independent organisations which have recognised Commercial Bank for its outstanding contribution to the Banking Industry. Very few Sri Lankan banks have won such awards for excellence.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won five awards at the 2018 LankaPay Technnovation Awards for its contribution, as a participating bank, to the national payment network.
The Bank won the Gold award as ‘Best Acquirer on LankaPay Online Payment Platform,’ the Silver award for ‘Most Innovative Bank of the Year’ and three Merit awards for ‘Overall excellence in interbank payments,’ ‘Bank of the Year for Excellence in Customer Convenience’ and‘ Bank of the Year for Financial Inclusivity.’
The award for Best Acquirer on the LankaPay Online Payment Platform was based on transaction acquiring volume, the number of payment options enabled to institutions such as the Department of Inland Revenue and Customs, and aggressiveness in the joining process for the Common Electronic Fund Transfer Switch (CEFTS) operated by LankaPay.
The Most Innovative Bank of the Year award recognised the highest aggregate payment innovations providers for CEFTS scenarios, channels availability (ATM, over-the-counter, Internet Banking, Mobile Application etc.) and the volumes achieved under each channel.
The Bank also won three awards at the inaugural LankaPay Technnovation awards held in 2017.
The LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2018 was organised by Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd., the operator of LankaPay national payment network. The initial shortlisting of institutions eligible for awards was carried out based on the performance of individual banks, non-banking financial institutions and Fin Tech service providers, against set criteria.
Lanka Clear is owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and all Licensed Commercial Banks operating in the country. The company offers multiple solutions not only for the banking sector but also across all industries that are ready and willing to adopt/integrate to the latest digital technology driving Sri Lanka toward an efficient, green, and paperless nation.
The only Sri Lankan Bank to be ranked among the world’s top 1000 banks for eight years consecutively, Commercial Bank operates a network of 262 branches and 780 ATMs in Sri Lanka. The Bank has won more than 30 international and local awards in 2016 and 2017 and 20 international awards in the first eight months of 2018.
Commercial Bank’s overseas operations encompass Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 19 outlets; Myanmar, where it has a Representative Office in Yangon and a Microfinance company in Nay PyiTaw; the Maldives, where the Bank has a fully-fledged Tier I Bank with a majority stake; and Italy, where the Bank operates its own money transfer service.
Commercial Bank’s Chief Operating Officer Mr Sanath Manatunge (above, second left) and the Bank’s Deputy General Manager – Marketing Mr Hasrath Munasinghe (below, second left) accepting two of the five awards won by the Bank at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards.