It is a ‘first’ for Sampath since this is the first time that the bank is proudly associating with a premier construction exhibition as its official banker.
“It’s an opportunity for us, as a national bank to contribute towards the fastest growing construction industry in Sri Lanka,” said DGM – Marketing and Business Development, Tharaka Ranwala.
The bank will set up a stall at the Sponsors’ Lobby where banking facilities for the visitors will be made available. It will also make use of the opportunity to create awareness of some key products. Among these will be information on housing loans, leasing, credit cards, deposit products and other loan schemes.
One of the leading private sector banks in Sri Lanka, Sampath Bank ranks third largest in total assets. As a new player, which entered the market just 25 years ago, the bank faced many challenges and marked many milestones during its brief history. It earned the reputation for initiating many revolutionary changes in the local banking industry, particularly in terms of IT product innovation.
The rapid, but well planned expansion drive was another key phenomenon of Sampath Bank. Being recognised as an emerging and dynamic player, the bank continued to maintain this image by expanding in to all potential areas in the country, offering new products and financial solutions and growing at a rapid pace. The bank now has 209 branches located throughout the country.
Sampath Bank’s current vision is to position itself as a national bank in Sri Lanka in the true sense of the words providing uniform service throughout the country to all sectors of the economy.
Further, the bank is repositioning itself as the ‘Bank for Deposits’ in the country offering value added and tailor-made deposit products to all segments of the market, covering all stages in the lifecycle of depositors.