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NDB was felicitated with five awards by the Global Banking & Finance Review of UK. Accordingly, the awards for Best SME Bank Sri Lanka 2019 for the third consecutive year, Best Financial Services Group Sri Lanka 2019 for the second consecutive year, Best Bank for Project Financing Sri Lanka 2019 also for the second consecutive year, Most Innovative Digital Transformation Sri Lanka 2019 and Best Automobile Finance Bank Sri Lanka 2019 were won by NDB.
Throughout the years NDB furthered its support to SMEs, and strengthened its strategic blueprint for SMEs, to ensure focused, precise and fruitful offerings to uplift the economy’s backbone to greater heights. The Bank’s carefully structured financial inclusivity initiatives are the epitome of the unwavering commitment to have every single individual participating in the nation’s development journey.
Meanwhile, the NDB Group delivered a strong financial performance in 2018, recording an exceptional profit growth and capital generation. The vision of the One NDB Group is “to be the most respected financial and capital market services group in Sri Lanka in the next two years and replicate this position in the South Asian Region within the next five years” and winning Best Financial Services Group Sri Lanka 2019 for the second consecutive year is testimony to this vision.
Furthermore, Project Finance has always been the Bank’s forte since its inception. The Project Financing Unit of NDB possesses the competence to assist its corporate clients in complex transactions and propel them towards the next phase of development in their businesses. With over three decades of project financing experience and in-house engineering and legal expertise, NDB not only plays a role of financial partner in these projects, but acts as a project partner where advice on project management and legal aspects are also made available to the promoters. The package of services offered by NDB not only ensures the successful implementation of the project but also ascertains satisfactory returns to both the promoters as well as the Bank thus creating a win-win solution for both parties.
NDB’s Digital Banking has increased in the recent past, with the opening of the first Phygital Branch NDB NEOS as well as the various number of CRM machines that were unveiled. In addition the Bank’s Digital Offerings include Bank2U and Mobile Banking. Similarly, NDB Leasing has also taken significant steps with the opening of three new Leasing Centres in Gampaha, Kurunegala and Negombo.
These five awards, which signify the Bank’s exceptional feats in the local banking and financial industry comes in the light of NDB being named the “Best Domestic Bank in Sri Lanka” at Asiamoney Best Bank Awards.
NDB Bank which is the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially be certified with EDGE Certification, the leading and only global certification for gender equality at work place, is the parent company of the NDB Group, one of the fastest growing financial services conglomerates in Sri Lanka. The Bank was recently recognized by various awarding bodies for its remarkable achievements. Among the notable awards won were; ‘Best Domestic Bank in Sri Lanka for 2019' by Asiamoney Magazine, 'Bank of the Year in Sri Lanka 2018’ presented by The Banker UK, 'Best Bank in Sri Lanka 2018' by Global Finance Magazine, USA, and Winner - Banking Category at the National Business Excellence Awards of the National Chamber of commerce Sri Lanka.
From its inception, the NDB Group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. Customers across all group companies have benefited from the product and service offerings of the NDB Group.