Amãna Bank, Sri Lanka’s premier non-interest based banking solution provider, has tied up with a leading telecommunications service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, for the bank’s customers to pay their bills at any of the Bank’s 24 branches located island-wide. Amãna Bank will accept Dialog post-paid connection payments from customers to pay their Dialog Mobile, Dialog CDMA, Dialog Broadband and Dialog Television bills at the Bank’s counters, to provide a one-stop and convenient banking solution.
Commenting on this initiative Amãna Bank’s Vice President Consumer Banking and Strategic Marketing Siddeeque Akbar said “We are happy to have partnered with Dialog on this bill payment service, which will facilitate greater convenience to both the Bank’s and Dialog customers. As a growing bank, this is one of the many customer convenience initiatives we have rolled out with many more to be expected in the near future.”
Dialog Axiata’s Group Business Controller, Lalith Fernando, said “Dialog enables bill payments at over 3,000 different locations islandwide including leading supermarkets, banks and retail outlets. We are pleased to welcome Amana Bank on board as payment partner of Dialog. The presence of Amana Bank will offer further convenience to our customers in the Eastern Province, given their strong presence in the fast developing townships of Akkaraipattu, Eravur, Kalmunai, Ninthavur and Sammanthurai.”
Amãna Bank is the first Licensed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka to operate in complete harmony with the non-interest based Islamic banking model and is listed on the Diri Savi Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange. The Bank was recently recognized as the World’s Best ‘Up-and-Comer’ Islamic Bank by ‘Global Finance Magazine’ at the 18th Annual World’s Best Banks Award Ceremony 2014 held in Washington DC, USA. Powered by the stability and the support of its strategic shareholders including, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, AB Bank in Bangladesh and The Islamic Development Bank based in Saudi Arabia, Amãna Bank is making strong inroads within the Sri Lankan banking industry and is focused on capitalizing the growing market potential for its unique banking model across the country.