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People’s Bank wins for 13th consecutive year at SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2019

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People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardana receiving the ‘People’s Service Brand of the Year’ at the gala awards ceremony


People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardana receiving the ‘People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year’ award 


Continuing its winning streak, People’s Bank was bestowed with the ‘People’s Service Brand of the Year’ and ‘People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year’ awards at the recently-concluded SLIM-Nielson People’s Awards 2019. 

Organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and the Nielsen - a leading global information and measurement company – winning the coveted awards marked the 13th consecutive year that People’s Bank was crowned at the People’s Awards. People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardana, together with the corporate and executive management of People’s Bank, were present at the awards ceremony to triumphantly accept the awards.

Winning the ‘People’s Service Brand of the Year’ and ‘People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year’ awards for the 13th year in a row at the SLIM-Nielson People’s Awards 2019 is a matter of immense pride for the entire People’s Bank team, as it is their hard work and dedication that has helped the Bank reach the pinnacle of the banking industry. People’s Bank is taking giant steps to introduce a host of diversified digital banking solutions to customers ranging from all walks of life, by delivering ease, speed, efficiency and convenience at every point in their interaction with us. As the ‘Bank of the people’, People’s Bank feels compelled to pioneer industry-firsts to revolutionize the industry and to bring tangible benefits to its customers. This award only serves to strengthen the Bank’s digitalization journey. 

More significantly, People’s Bank has earned loyalty form the people of the country by fulfilling customers’ aspirations, hopes and dreams. The Bank has introduced a number of loan schemes such as Personal Loans, Housing Loans, Professional loans, Educational Loans and Vehicle Loans to uplift living standards of its customers, in addition to supporting their enterprise development. Furthermore, the bank has offered various loan schemes to support the farming and fishing communities in addition to Small and Medium Entrepreneurs. 

Taking digital banking to its next level while introducing green banking to youth, People’s Bank has established Self Banking units equipped with the most modern ATM, CDM and Kiosks. The centres are open 24/7 allowing customers to conduct hassle free transactions including withdrawal, deposits and payment of their utility bills. The latest addition to the People’s Bank – the People’s Bank Digital Centres at York Street, Colombo 1 and Kandy have brought an unprecedented banking experience to its discerning customers. 

Moreover, People’s Bank’s Mobile Banking App, ‘People’s Wave’, has emerged as one of the most popular financial services applications in the country, again demonstrating the Bank’s ability to understand the expectations of its customers. Further, People’s Wiz also enables customers to open digital accounts.

Forging ahead, People’s Bank is poised to revolutionize and simplify the processing of personal loans with the launch of People’s WizCredit.

Catering to people from all walks of life, People’s Bank’s Corporate Banking Division not only serves corporate clients but also connects with over 900 agents from 103 countries across the world to provide financial and consultation services for clients engaged in international trade. 

Portraying its competencies in the discipline of IT security, the bank has recently won the highest international accreditation for information protection and security – the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. It’s also significant that People’s Bank is the first and only bank in Sri Lanka to win this prestigious accreditation.

As an institution committed towards social responsibility and sustainability, People’s Bank is paving the way towards a green future through their sustainable environment policy - ‘People’s Green Pulse’. With the objective of providing innovative and convenient banking solutions with complete reliability, People’s Bank proceeds forward as a bank of the masses while adding value to their lives.

Serving Sri Lankans over 57 years, People’s Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the country, claiming assets worth over a trillion rupees. Spanning across the country with well-connected network of over 735 branches, People’s Bank facilitates more than 4000 Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in collaboration with the Lanka Pay service to provide round the clock service. The bank’s dedicated staff counting nearly 10,000 serves a massive customer-base of over 10 million customers island-wide.

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