Continuing its support to the “Rata Purama LANKA QR” campaign, Sri Lanka's most digitally innovative bank HNB PLC, partnered with leading semi-precious jewellery merchant Stone N String to offer customers exciting discounts and deals during the month of February.
The partnership which will offer customers exciting discounts via HNB's digital app SOLO in celebration of Valentine's Day was launched at the Stone N String showroom in R. A De Mel Mawatha. HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail and SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne, graced the occasion.
"We are delighted to partner with yet another specialized industry to offer our extensive customer base with exciting discounts through our very own digital payment app SOLO. The partnership is another step in promoting LANKAQR to our customers and offering a convenient and safe payment method to celebrate special days with their loved ones. As such we are delighted to add Stone N String to our extensive merchant network," HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail and SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne said.
Customers hoping to shop at the jewellery store are entitled to purchase coupons to the value of Rs. 3,000, Rs. 4,000, and Rs. 5,000 at a 25 per cent discount on the SOLO app. The discounted coupons will be available for customers to purchase during the month of February, while the coupons will be valid until March 31for redemption.
"We are delighted to be partnering with HNB to facilitate the safe mode of transactions for our loyal customers while offering the best possible deals during this month. As a leading jewellery merchant with an extensive network across the country we are also excited to be a part of LANKAQR revolution sweeping across the country," Stone N String Chairman and Founder Mohamed Muhiyadeen Saheed said.
To commence the campaign, Stone N String will offer the first 25 customers who use HNB SOLO a ruby pendant set in sterling silver.
Having linked LANKAQR to HNB SOLO, the bank was among other financial institutes and telecommunication partners to join the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in promoting digital payments as the standard for day-to-day transactions island-wide.
Launched in 2019 as HNB's flagship digital payments solution, SOLO provides the convenience of digital transactions via the affordable, easy and widely-adaptable QR code, a more cost-effective option when compared to alternative payment solutions available in the market.
The bank has continuously bolstered SOLO's features and functionality while refining its user interface to make QR-based payments intuitive, easy to use, and versatile. SOLO has also provided extensive promotions and rewards to its growing user base. Additionally, the app can digitally store all payment instruments, including VISA, MASTER debit and credit cards, and any bank accounts connected to the JustPay payment ecosystem.
HNB and Stone N String teams at the event