As the market leaders in two different industries this brand collaboration is a highlight as it is
specially curated for loyal customers. In a bid to offer coffee lovers with more coffee, Sri Lanka’s
most customer friendly bank HNB PLC, partnered with the country’s largest and the most digitized
café chain, Barista to launch the SOLO Loyalty, earn and burn program.
Among the first in a series of partnerships with local vendors, the bank will offer loyal SOLO and
Barista customers the opportunity to earn points with each transaction.
“SOLO by HNB is a convenient payment solution that provides contactless payments at all 17
Barista outlets in Sri Lanka, the loyalty tie–up with Barista and SOLO customers while encouraging
cashless digital transactions”, HNB AGM – Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe said.
Customers using SOLO by HNB connected to a HNB savings or current account to complete their
payments at any Barista Outlet will be eligible to earn one loyalty point for every Rs.100/- spent on
coffee and other items. Each point is equivalent to Rs.1/- and can be redeemed anytime at the
Loyalty points can be earned by simply linking any HNB Saving or Current Account to the bank’s
digital wallet SOLO. Moreover, if a customer wishes to view their points earned or points
redeemed, it is possible to check same from the Loyalty and Rewards tab on the SOLO home page.
The bank’s user-friendly digital payment app and e-wallet, HNB SOLO, is linked with LANKAQR.
CEO of Barista Coffee Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Dilupa Pathirana stated: “As the market leader and the
largest café chain in Sri Lanka, our priority is to serve our customers the best cup of coffee while
bringing it one step closer to the customers hence we believe this program is a good opportunity for
mutually loyal customers and all SOLO by HNB users which is over 200,000 to be a part of the fast
growing coffee community of the country. We are happy to have been the first F&B company to
have partnered with SOLO by HNB.
With 256 customer centres, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative
banks. It has 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
Caption: HNB AGM – Digital Business Chammika Weerasinghe (second from left) with Barista
Chief Executive Officer Dilupa Pathirana (third from right) at the launch of HNB SOLO Loyalty
Programme, together with HNB Executive SOLO Promotions and Activations, Reeza Jaleel, Barista
Assistant Brand Manager Theekshana Mapatuna and Barista Operations Manager Krishan Gunasekara