University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Vice Chancellor Prof. Sampath Amaratunga hands over the award to FriMi Digital Bank Head of Marketing Ashani Senaratne as Sri Lanka Telecom Group Chairman P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena looks on
FriMi powered by Nations Trust Bank, the first ever digital banking proposition of its kind in the Sri Lankan banking industry won three awards at the recently concluded SLT Zero One Awards 2018, held at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. The awards were won respectively under the categories of ‘The Best Community Empowerment Programme (Overall)’, ‘Best Community Empowerment Programme (Financial Category)’ and 2nd Runner Up – ‘Best Use of Mobile, Nations Trust Bank (Financial Category)’.
The recognition is a result of FriMi’s efforts on introducing a holistic product and service approach that has changed the lifestyles of customers and merchants through innovative technology by delivering tomorrow’s solutions to the customers, today. At present, FriMi places its role of digital excellence to deliver absolute customer convenience to all customer segments in the market.
Commenting on the achievement FriMi Digital Bank Head Nazeem Mohamed said, “We are extremely proud and happy to receive this recognition under three various categories. On behalf of FriMi, I extend my sincere gratitude to our team for their tremendous commitment. With our teams’ sustained efforts to innovate and stay relevant to our customer’s and merchants needs under different segments, we ensure that our services translate to meeting the expectations of our stakeholders, whilst always acting as responsible corporate citizens.”
Mohamed further stated, “We at FriMi realise the true significance of SMEs towards our economy and thus we will continue to create a culture that supports entrepreneurial development. The full potential of SMEs can be realised by empowering them with feasible cost effective high tech payment platforms. As a responsible organisation, our community empowerment programmes aim to provide solutions that go beyond the best financial solutions and we will continue to empower our communities consistently.” Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) launched the country’s first ever digital excellence award ceremony in 2016 to recognise and appreciate institutions and individuals as well as brands in their quest for excellence in the field of digital initiatives. The SLT Zero One Awards is a unique programme that recognises and rewards excellence in digital initiatives across the island. This time’s edition awarded businesses and/or individuals in the areas of Best Digital-enabled Product/Service, Best Digital-Integrated Campaign, Best Community Empowerment Programme, Best Digital Media Agency, Best Website or Microsite and Best Use of Mobile.
With dynamic technological advancements in innovation, FriMi, a fully-fledged bank account continues to dominate the digital banking industry with ground-breaking products and services that are designed and developed to delight customers thus providing novel experiences. The company is ranked amongst the top 30 digital banks globally by The Asian Banker and also received the Global Award for ‘Emerging Technologies-Led Innovation’ at the Infosys Client Innovation Awards, held in India in 2017. This novel and revolutionary electronic banking experience is offered to customers in the form of a Digital Bank, Mobile Wallet & Payment System all wrapped up in one simple lifestyle app. FriMi can be downloaded through the app store or at www.frimi.lk on Android and iOS phones.