Sampath Slipless Banking, the pioneering solution developed by Sampath Bank PLC together with PayMedia (Private) Limited, was recognized in the Sustainability and Environmental Technology category at the 20th National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) held recently in Colombo.
The mobile app that allows users to make cash deposits and withdrawals without having to fill out any physical forms at Sampath Bank’s 229 branches around the island, received the Silver Award, the highest honour accorded in the category at the event. Mr. Pasan Manukith, Head of Information Technology Systems Development, Sampath Bank PLC accepted the award on behalf of the Bank.
“We are honoured to see Sampath Slipless Banking being recognized in the Sustainability and Environmental Technology category at the NBQSA 2018,” said Mr. Nanda Fernando, the Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC. “Working together with PayMedia, we had envisioned Sampath Slipless Banking as an eco-friendly, convenient and secure alternative to cumbersome traditional forms. Redefining the way customers conduct their day-to-day transactions at our branches, the app has been well received by the market, winning wide appreciation from all stakeholders. Encouraged by this, we will continue to strive to transform Sri Lanka’s financial services landscape through innovative solutions that leverage emerging technologies to deliver greater value to the nation.”
One can begin using Sampath Slipless Banking by simply downloading the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and registering themselves through it. Both Sampath Bank accountholders and customers of other banks can make deposits using the app by entering the account number and the amount to be deposited. Sampath Vishwa users can make withdrawals by entering their account number and the amount they wish to withdraw. Users can save their account details and those of the accounts they transact with frequently within the app to avoid having to enter them every transaction. They can also view their transaction history right on their mobile phones.
In a bid to help non-smartphone users take advantage of this solution, the Bank has deployed tabs within its branches with Sampath Slipless Banking loaded on it. The Bank also plans to roll out bill payments, credit card payments, cheque deposit facilities and a host of other services through the app.
Established in 1987, Sampath Bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer focused approach to business. Its unique tailor-made solutions, superior services and convenience of access have allowed Sampath Bank to further differentiate itself from the competition and stand out as the bank of choice for many in Sri Lanka.