Dilshad Jiffry – COO Bristol Institute with Sanjay Wijemanne – DGM- Retail and SME Banking HNB. Also in the picture are Viranga Gamage – Head of Deposits HNB and Ishan Abeywickrama -Management Trainee -Deposit Mobilization HNB
To provide support and encouragement to prospective students looking at pursuing good quality international standard higher education, HNB recently teamed up with Bristol Institute of Business Management to offer educational loans at special rates.
Bristol Institute will also be providing concessions for all HNB youth account holders when they enrol for courses at Bristol Institute of Business Management for post graduate, under graduate and foundation programmes under this partnership.
“Constantly upgrading yourself with higher education is becoming a necessity in today’s competitive corporate environment and to be able to provide support to prospective students is very elevating,” shares Bristol Institute of Business Management’s Chief Operating Officer M.J.M. Dilshad.
He added “Partnering with a well-accepted and youth-centric bank such as HNB is a privilege for us, knowing that we will be supporting students who are eager to pursue their higher education with us. We are confident that with HNB as our partner we will be able to give students the support they need to pursue their educational objectives and aspirations.”
Giving the gift of education to those who seek it is a rewarding gesture and HNB is pleased to join a prestigious and quality-driven education provider such as Bristol Institute of Business Management in this endeavour,” HNB Head of Deposits, Viranga Gamage said.
Affiliated with the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol), Bristol Institute of Business Management has been expanding its higher education portfolio steadily throughout its two years of educating Sri Lanka’s youth and professional community. Its one-year MBA programme, now in its 6th successful intake, has been gaining recognition in the market for its superior delivery and international quality curriculum , along with the institute’s LLM Masters in Commercial Law programme, postgraduate and undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Accounting & Finance.
HNB , with 252 customer centres across the country, is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades including being declared Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for 2020 by the Asian Banker Magazine for the eleventh occasion in addition to being the highest ranked privately-owned commercial bank in Sri Lanka by the prestigious Banker Magazine Top 1000 global rankings 2020. Locally, HNB leads the Business Today Top 10 rankings and has also claimed seven awards at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019. The first Sri Lankan bank to obtain an international credit rating, HNB is rated on par with the sovereign by Moody’s Investors Service and the national long term rating of HNB was revised upward by two notches to AA+ (lka) recently by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.