HNB-Singer partnership to offer exciting deals on John Deere tractors & Agri machinery

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC partnered with Singer, Sri Lanka’s premier
consumer durable retailer and sole agents for John Deere in Sri Lanka, to offer customers
convenient leasing solutions on tractors and agri-machinery.
The partnership was inked with a ceremony held at Singer Head Office in the presence of HNB
Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama and Singer Chief Executive Officer
Mahesh Wijewardene.
“We’re aware of the difficulties many of our SME customers are facing due to the extremely
challenging market conditions in the country. In order to better support their needs, we are
delighted to partner with Singer to offer for valuable deals and discounts on its internationally
renowned brand of John Deere tractors and agri machinery, which could help many SME customers
enhance their productivity and get back on their feet,” HNB Head of Personal Financial Services,
Kanchana Karunagama said.
HNB will offer customers an attractive leasing package inclusive of special low interest rates and a
free credit card, with the bank waiving off the first year annual fee. The package is also anchored to
attractive benefits from HNB General Insurance, including a free life insurance cover worth Rs. 4.5
Mn and discounted vehicle premiums for Singer customers.
“Singer has always been committed to enhancing the Agriculture sector in Sri Lanka. With John
Deere, we are able to provide globally recognized tractors and Agri machinery to our consumers
across the country. This partnership with HNB PLC will no doubt help make these world class
machinery more accessible,” Singer Chief Executive Officer, Mahesh Wijewardene said.
Customers availing themselves of the promotion will also be entitled to free warranties and
insurance covers from Singer, as well as exciting discounts on JD spare parts for the duration of the
partnership. Additionally, Singer will offer an extensive range of exclusive services completely free of
charge, including 24/7 service support, vehicle registration, and vehicle transport to the customers’
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB 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. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings
(Lanka) Ltd. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for five consecutive years. HNB was also declared Best Sub-
Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020.

(from left) Singer Sales Manager, Nandana Wijesundara, Singer Senior Product Manager,
Hiranya Hewanayake, Singer Director Marketing, Shanil Perera, Singer Chief Executive Officer,
Mahesh Wijewardene with HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama, HNB Head of Micro- Finance, Vinodh Fernando, HNB Head of Leasing, Niluka Amarasinghe, HNB
Assistant Manager- Leasing, Roshan De Silva and HNB Executive- Business Development (Leasing), Mahesh Ratnayake at the ceremony.

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