The second phase of the “ලංකාවටම QR with FriMi” was launched in Nugegoda on the 18th of March 2021. As the nation’s first fully-fledged digital banking app, FriMi initiated the “ලංකාවටම QR with FriMi” drive to promote the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s island-wide LANKAQR campaign aimed at elevating cashless payments across Sri Lanka.
Making the first-ever LANKAQR payment at the Sarasavi Bookshop Pvt Ltd in Nugegoda was chief guest, Mr. D. Kumaratunge, Director, Payments and Settlements of CBSL. Also joining from CBSL – to support the revolutionary LANKAQR code as a convenient payment method for all – was Mr. Gayal Rupasinghe, Senior Assistant Director, Payments and Settlements.
FriMi also made a commitment to uplift digital payments in the education sector, encouraging students at the NIBM Innovation Center in Kirulapone to experience seamless digital transactions via the app. In addition to being the first educational institution to get onboard with LANKAQR, NIBM is also in partnership with Nations Trust Bank as a strategic banking partner receiving the benefits of corporate banking solutions, Nations Direct Commercial platform and exclusive Nations Trust Bank American Express offers.
Championing the new payment solution and representing Nations Trust Bank at the drive was the senior management of the Bank including Mr. Randil Boteju, Senior Vice President of Sales and Digital Banking.
FriMi is a fully-fledged digital banking experience with ground-breaking products and services that are designed and developed to delight customers thus providing novel experiences. It was ranked amongst the Top 30 Best Digital Financial Services Providers in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa as one of the Best Digital Banks & Financial Institutions by The Asian Banker. Named one of the Top 10 E-Commerce brands of Sri Lanka, FriMi was showcased in the LMD Brands Annual Report 2020 as compiled by Brand Finance Lanka. It is available on Android, iOS and Harmony OS and anyone in Sri Lanka above the age of 18 years can get onboard FriMi by downloading the app.
FriMi is powered by Nations Trust Bank PLC which is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, has managed to pioneer many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as API banking and banking at your door step.
The bank 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.