HNB launches Solo eWallet | Sunday Observer

HNB launches Solo eWallet

 Sanjay Wijemanne
Sanjay Wijemanne

Hatton National Bank PLC has launched its own digital wallet and payment app, HNB Solo.

Solo is designed to empower – enabling complete flexibility to handle any transaction anywhere whether it be purchasing from an established retail franchise or even a small stall or three-wheeler.

“We have noticed a perceptible shift in customers choosing to conduct their transactions on comprehensive digital platforms. The convenience and flexibility of not being constrained by time allows customers the ease of completing transactions efficiently from any location,” HNB Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne said.

Users can sign up with HNB Solo by downloading the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, free. Once downloaded any customer can register for Solo by entering the mobile number and personal details with no paperwork at a branch office. Customers also have the option of connecting the app directly to their bank account or Visa/Master credit or debit card.

Thereafter, the user can simply scan the Solo QR code at any Solo merchant to complete any transaction through Visa, Master Card or JustPay platforms with just the press of a button and the swipe of a screen.

“Simplicity, security and reliability are at the core of HNB Solo’s design philosophy, and we have channelled massive efforts towards creating a user interface that is intuitive and rewarding, while the entire service is designed for ease of use, everytime. The system is designed to be quick and efficient to the point of downloading the app and connecting a bank account in a matter of seconds.

“Naturally, the primary benefit of this system is for the customer, but we are also pushing forward a broader goal with the launch of Solo, which is to introduce technology to even the merchants,” he said.

Extensive efforts had also been channeled towards maintaining best-in-class security protocols including the use of Multi-level authentication and the use of a One-Time Passwords (OTP) SMS system to ensure complete security across every transaction.