SLT PEO TV caused a revolution in the local TV industry, bringing groundbreaking IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) technology to Sri Lanka and opening up a new world of possibilities for customers across the island.
Now, together with Sri Lankas fastest growing Bank – Union Bank, SLT PEO TV has launched TV Banking, a novel banking portal that facilitates online banking services using the TV as an interface. Any of PEO TV's 50,000 plus customers who also bank with Union Bank can avail themselves of this amazing service.
The advantages of TV Banking are numerous – some highlights include 24/7 accessibility, the comfort of banking from one's own home and the ability to sit back, relax and not have to think of the hassle of queuing at the bank!
Mr. Anil Amarasuriya - Director / CEO – Union Bank of Colombo PLC said “We are proud to have been the pioneering partner in this groundbreaking initiative. This service offers customers unmatched convenience and we anticipate that it will prove to be extremely popular. PEO TV shares Union Bank's vision of a nation in which people have many options and conveniences available to them, making their living easier. This initiative brings Sri Lanka closer to the global standard of services offered in the banking sector”.
The services available via TV Banking are - Balance Inquiry, Utility bill payments including SLT, CEB, LECO, National Water Board, Telephone, Mobile and Insurance payments etc.
Other services offered are Internal Fund Transfers between a customer’s own account and Third Party Fund Transfers to customers of Union or any other Bank. Customers can also view their Assets & Liabilities, and Fixed Deposit details. They will also be able to change their Union Bank passwords via TV.
Speaking about SLT's future plans for bringing better service to the people of the nation, SLT CEO Mr. Greg Young said “Sri Lanka Telecom, the flagship telecommunication provider has turned a new leaf in the Pay Television industry with PEO TV and its unique features. Today with this pioneering initiative, banking services will also be revolutionized with a greater value added to bankers and their customers. SLT’s intention is to increase the PEO TV subscriber base by end of 2012 with the “I Sri Lanka” project which has already taken off the ground; this Fiber infrastructure development will negate the current Broadband restriction allowing each household to be enriched with 20 MBPS bandwidth which in turn could provide PEO TV services to almost all the households in Sri Lanka”.
Elaborating on the launch of this latest innovation on TV and Banking industry, Mr. Malraj Balapitiya, CEO SLT VisionCom said “It has been a part of our vision to bring Banking services to the homes of our customers. With this ideology in mind today we launch TV Banking with Union Bank and it further proves that PEO TV is set to deliver interactive and personalized services to our loyal customers. We will not restrict ourselves to provide channels and infotainment content, but we will continue to understand the changing paradigms of our customers to serve them best in all their infotainment needs.”