Sri Lanka’s first and fully digital banking experience, FriMi, marked yet another milestone by enabling contactless payments for parking in Kandy on the 20th of March 2021. The first-ever cashless parking service was facilitated through a partnership between the Kandy Municipal Council Car Park and Ex Lanka Pvt Ltd in efforts to promote the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s “රට පුරාම LANKAQR” initiative.
The public in Kandy City can now use FriMi or any LANKAQR enabled payment app to enjoy simple and convenient payments for parking at the Kandy Municipal Council Car Parks and other parking areas managed by Ex Lanka within the city of Kandy. The hassle-free and contactless parking payment method also adds an additional layer of safety to customers.
Mr. Randil Boteju, Senior Vice President – Sales & Digital Banking of Nations Trust Bank commented on the Bank’s continuous support towards creating a digitally inclusive nation. “We’re honoured to be able to support the Government of Sri Lanka and CBSL’s initiatives by introducing a seamless parking experience for residents and visitors of the Kandy city by enabling digital payments. As a digital lifestyle partner, FriMi plays an important role in bringing ultimate convenience to the customer on a day-to-day basis through innovative features. Facilitating contactless and paperless payments for daily transactions such as parking will undoubtedly add value to the customer’s life and encourage them to move towards a cashless society.”
FriMi has been actively endorsing and engaged with CBSL’s “රට පුරාම LANKAQR” campaign which commenced in September 2020. Expanding its commitment to the digital revolution, FriMi also launched its own initiative called “ලංකාවටම QR with FriMi” to get a wide range of merchants on board with LANKAQR to help spread awareness and elevate cashless payments across Sri Lanka.
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.