HNB signs as Exclusive Banking Partner for 2022-23 with NCE | Daily News

HNB signs as Exclusive Banking Partner for 2022-23 with NCE

HNB Trade Specialist, Hasanthi De Silva, NCE Secretary General and CEO, Shiham Marikar, HNB Deputy General Manager Wholesale Banking Group, Damith Pallewatte and HNB Head of Trade, Rozanne De Almeida at the signing ceremony.
HNB Trade Specialist, Hasanthi De Silva, NCE Secretary General and CEO, Shiham Marikar, HNB Deputy General Manager Wholesale Banking Group, Damith Pallewatte and HNB Head of Trade, Rozanne De Almeida at the signing ceremony.

Hatton National Bank PLC has once again joined hands with the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) as the exclusive banking partner for the year 2022-2023.

This is a monumental year for NCE as it hosts its 30th Export Awards Ceremony under the theme, “Recognizing, Inspiring and Strengthening” and HNB is delighted to be a part of their success story. NCE is a prominent office that offers various services ranging from issuance of specialized certificates, various trade related documentation, conducting training programmes and workshops, including representation of Exporters in discussions and meetings held with relevant Government bodies.

The present economic crisis that has unfolded in Sri Lanka is unprecedented in nature; the depletion of its foreign currency reserves is one of the most crucial factors that needs resolving. Having understood the importance of contributing to the growth of the Export industry early on, Hatton National Bank PLC attempted to create opportunities that would enable the export sector to confidently venture in to the global space and showcase their vast potential.

The resilience of export businesses this year alone is outstanding as the export sector continues to showcase its immense potential and this is evident in the growth we have witnessed thus far with YTD exports of the country increasing by USD 815m to a resounding USD 6,514m – a 14% YoY growth!

Sri Lanka has the resources required to move into the global market. Creating a way to showcase Sri Lankan Export Products and Services, including Service Providers to Exporters,is key in creating awareness among prospective buyers and consumers, regarding the range of Products and Services offerings of the Country.

HNB also offers Sri Lanka’s first digital overseas export market opportunities for B2B customers. Cord360.com is an online marketing platform that provides exporters support in key areas such as finance, logistics, packaging and market access through www.cord360.com. The platform streamlines the process and costs involved in particularly linking and negotiating trade with foreign buyers, benefitting especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), who face greater challenges in such activities. Our digital products also include ERP solutions at affordable rates with e-commerce and payment gateway solutions for B2C businesses.

These partnerships have been created with one goal in mind, to highlightthe resource-rich offerings of Sri Lanka, and promote the country as an Export Hub, driven by Innovative Products and Services that eventually attracts Foreign Direct Investments related to Export oriented manufacturers and service providers.

 

 


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