Nations Trust Bank PLC adds value to customers by enabling digital signatures for transactions partnering with the ‘LankaSign’ digital certification authority powered by LankaPay. The digital signature is a safe and convenient feature that strengthens the Bank’s digital vision to enable a smooth digital banking journey by empowering customers to take control of their banking needs, end to end.
The ‘digital signature’ that comes in the form of a secure cryptographic code that only a particular person can use to sign documents is highly secure and reduces the risk of duplication or alteration of the document or the signature itself. The legally valid, internationally recognized and environmental-friendly digital signature will especially help businesses save on cost and time with documents and contracts being signed off with just a click of a button.
Priyantha Talwatte, Chief Executive Officer of Nations Trust Bank PLC commented on the initiative. “Banking is becoming more reliant on digital technology with each passing day, whilst limiting the use of paper is mandatory to protect the environment. In this backdrop, the need for digital signatures is all the more pressing and we are delighted to partner with LankaPay for their LankaSign digital signature service as a part of our ongoing digital journey.” He said, adding, “While our corporate and commercial banking customers enjoy the Nations Trust Bank Cash Management solution to self-serve their banking needs, the Bank has taken an additional step to deploy digital signatures on legally valid digital contracts. This will enable added banking convenience in a digitally secured manner.”
As a pioneer in digital banking, Nations Trust Bank has rolled out a number of digital solutions to both retail and business customers and has transformed more than 80% of the transactions to a fully digital format. The introduction of digital signatures is a key step towards digitalizing and automating processes across the Bank, which help increase efficiency and provide a seamless experience for all Nations Trust Bank customers as well as employees.
Welcoming Nations Trust Bank aboard, Channa de Silva, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of LankaClear – the operator of LankaPay Network, stated “We are indeed delighted to onboard Nations Trust Bank as another progressive bank for our LankaSign digital certification service. LankaSign is the only authorized Certification Authority (CA) in Sri Lanka that issues digital certificates in compliance with the Electronic Transactions Act and therefore, documents signed using LankaSign Digital Signatures are admissible as electronic evidence in a Court of Law. This protects the interest of both the Bank and its customers. Furthermore, introducing digital signatures to documents would help Nations Trust Bank to drastically improve internal efficiencies and provide convenience to all their customers to further enhance customer experience” he added.
About Nations Trust Bank
Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Stemming from its vision of “helping people and businesses by providing financial services and information to achieve their goals and aspirations in a sustainable way”, the Bank serves a diverse range of customers across both individual and corporate, with an enviable portfolio of banking and financial products and services. Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, the Bank is a pioneer in many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as extended banking hours, and FriMi – Sri Lanka’s first digital banking experience. Delivering premium value, service and connecting its Card Members to rewarding experiences and opportunities Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka. The Bank operates 96 branches across the country and has an ATM network covering 127 locations and 48 Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,700 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network.