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‘Seylan Harasara’ revamped to offer a range of exclusive benefits to senior citizens

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Seylan Bank, the bank with a heart, is ready to relaunch ‘Seylan Harasara’, a financial product that offers a host of exclusive benefits and specialized financial solutions to senior citizens and pensioners. 

Understanding the importance of financial freedom and stability for senior citizens and the important role they play in society, Seylan Bank relaunched Harasara with a multitude of value-added benefits and services. Seylan Harasara is more than just a savings account, it’s a value proposition designed to offer financial freedom as one enters the age of retirement. 

Medical expenses are significantly higher and can be a burden to many senior citizens, through Seylan Harasara senior citizens are eligible to reimburse costs for general surgeries up to Rs. 200,000, reimburse costs incurred for lenses and accessories for cataract operations and receive free annual medical rewards. Customers who make payments through their Seylan Harasara Debit card will also receive exclusive discounts up to 20% at selected hospitals and laboratories, up to 25% at opticians, up to 15% at book stores and up to 10% at online pharmacies. Harasara account holders are also eligible to receive attractive discounts at selected merchant outlets Island wide.

Apart from the above pensioners can apply for a pensioner loan of up to Rs. 5 million with special interest rates. A grant for utility bill payment reimbursements up to Rs. 5,000/- will be awarded for customers who assign and remit their pension to Seylan Bank. Harasara account holders will also receive a special reward from Seylan when they celebrate their 60th Birthday.

Seylan Bank as the Bank with a heart considers senior citizens a significant part of society, who have played a vital role in moulding future generations. In an attempt to show our gratitude for all their hard work and efforts, team Seylan formed a financial proposition that will enable each senior citizen to enjoy the leisure years of life to the fullest with ease of mind and financial freedom. Seylan Harasara stands out among a multitude of senior savings accounts through its offerings and value-added services” said Dimuth Sigera, Head of Liability Product Management, Seylan Bank as he shared his thoughts on the product relaunch.

Going above and beyond for a celebrated segment within our community, Team Seylan has also set up a dedicated 24/7 hotline, priority banking services at all branches island wide and ‘Suhada Sewa’ branch staff to attend to all customer requirements. For more information please visit www. seylan.lk 

Seylan Bank operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers through cutting-edge technology, innovative products, and best-in-class service. The Bank has a growing clientele of SMEs, Retail and Corporate Customers and has expanded its footprint with 172 branches across the country and an ATM network of 216 units. Seylan Bank has been endorsed as a financially stable organisation with performance excellence across the board by Fitch Ratings, with the bank’s national long-term rating revised upward, from ‘A-(lka)’ to ‘A (lka)’. The bank was ranked second among public listed companies for transparency in corporate reporting by Transparency Global. Seylan Bank has also been named the Most Popular Banking Service Provider in Sri Lanka in Customer Experience by LMD consecutively in 2019 and 2020. These achievements are a testament to Seylan Bank’s financial stability and unwavering dedication to ensuring excellence across all endeavours.



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Dialog Axiata revolutionizes digital payment acceptance for small business owners

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eZ Cash, Sri Lanka’s Largest Mobile Money platform has enabled instant access for small businesses to accept contactless and remote payments using LANKAQR. With the Central Bank of Sri Lanka led initiative to digitize small value payments in Sri Lanka through an inter-operable, standardized LANKAQR, Dialog Axiata PLC (“Dialog”) is committed to empowering the nation with simple, easy solutions which add value to small businesses who are now able to self register for this service through their mobile phones.

Small business and self employed persons such as retailers, street vendors, three wheelers etc. with a Dialog mobile number can now download the eZ Cash app and use a simple registration process to sign-up for an eZ Cash Classic Wallet at no additional cost. On using the “MyQR” feature via the eZ Cash app, they can start accepting payments from their customers using their unique LANKAQR code. Payments can be accepted from any mobile banking app or payment wallet in the country which has enabled LANKAQR transactions, and proceeds will be received instantly to their wallet. Transactions using the LANKAQR payment network will be charged a nominal fee of 0.5% of the transaction value. Businesses are able to withdraw cash from the wallet at over 20,000 eZ Cash retailers located island wide or at any commercial bank ATM. Proceeds from the wallet can be used to settle over 100 utility or institutional payments to companies such as CEB, LECO, the Water Board, SLIC, AIA, Ceylinco Insurance, HNB Finance, CDB, AMW Finance etc. eZ Cash Wallet holders can also send money to an eZ Cash Wallet or pay for good and services at any retailer in the country which has enabled LANKAQR payment acceptance.

The revolutionary MyQR solution can also be used by online businesses to accept payments by posting a saved image of their LANKAQR code on their website or Facebook page. Businesses can also accept remote payments from their customers by forwarding their saved LANKAQR code via email and WhatsAapp so that customers can scan the image of the LANKAQR code and make payments through their bank’s mobile payment app which has enabled LANKAQR. Payments to the value of Rs. 10,000 per day can be accepted into an eZ Cash Classic Wallet while payments in excess of this value and up to Rs. 50,000 per day can be enabled through an eZ Cash Power Wallet. Customers can enhance their Classic eZ Cash Wallet to a Power Wallet by visiting any Dialog Customer Experience Centre or Service Centre.

 

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Latest model of OPPO F- Series tipped to launch in March

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It is learnt that OPPO is set to unveil the latest addition to their range – the F19 Series in early March 2021. A rectangular camera module with four lenses, LED flash, and AI support adorns the rear design of the F19 Pro while a smart band which may get launched simultaneously – is seen alongside, in a post revealing the series.

OPPO F19 Pro looks quite elegant its design & features a button on the right side which is believed to be the power on/off button. As per the poster image, there is no physical fingerprint sensor at the back panel, which suggests the phone might come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

While OPPO might be working on the low-light camera performance, it is also suggested that it will have features like AI Colour Portrait Video, and Dual-View Video, which allow recording videos from both front and rear cameras.

Wrapped in Ultra Slim Body, the device is tipped to come in at least two shades.

The OPPO Smart Band could also be expected in Sri Lanka alongside the launch of the new F19 Series, similar to the OPPO watch which was released with OPPO F17 Pro. The Smart Band is said to handle message notifications which will include incoming call notification & call rejection, apart from having whole host of other features. Both products are expected to be in stores from mid- March 2021.

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Hirdaramani takes bold new steps in transparency

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The Hirdaramani Group has yet again taken bold strides towards energy accountability by being the first in Sri Lanka to receive International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for its energy usage. With this robust tracking standard, the group hopes to add new layers of accountability and credibility to its operations, living up to the commitments outlined in the company’s own sustainability vision.

As Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), I-RECs serve to increase transparency in the energy sector and provide clarity about the use of renewable electricity among end-consumers. The I-REC Standard (www.irecstandard.org) ensures that issued certificates comply with major international sustainability and carbon accountability standards and adhere to stakeholder expectations of industry best practice for the avoidance of double counting, double certificate issuance and double attribute claiming. The system also helps individual companies seeking to improve their environmental credentials, while raising awareness among consumers and industry players.

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