Sampath Bank’s Moves Up To AA- (lka) On Fitch Ratings

Sampath Bank PLC saw an upward revision in its National Long-Term Rating awarded by Fitch Ratings. The Bank received a rating of AA- (lka) in Fitch Ratings’ revised National Long-Term Ratings of Sri Lankan financial institutions, up from the A+ (lka) it had earlier. This positive rating revision further underscores the strength of Sampath Bank’s financial fundamentals as well as the effectiveness of the strategy and vision of its leadership team.

Fitch Ratings revised the National Long-Term Ratings of Sri Lankan financial institutions following the recalibration of the agency’s Sri Lankan national rating scale. The recalibration is to reflect changes in the relative creditworthiness among Sri Lankan issuers following Fitch’s downgrade of the country’s sovereign rating on 24th April 2020.

Right from its inception, Sampath Bank has continued to focus on customer-centric innovation, constantly leveraging emerging technologies to add value to consumers, introducing several firsts along the way. The Bank is steadily transforming itself into a ‘tech company engaged in banking,’ from the traditional approach of a bank engaged in technology. This has allowed it to maintain its growth momentum despite challenging local and global market conditions.

All this together with a commitment to upholding Sri Lankan values has helped Sampath Bank earn the trust and love of all Sri Lankans, both within the country and around the world. The Bank was ranked as the country’s most loved Banking brand in this year’s LMD’s Brands Annual list of Most Loved Brands in the country.

Powered by the vision of its Board, the support and trust of its customers and shareholders, and the dedication of its team members, Sampath Bank strives to scale greater heights and deliver more value to all Sri Lankans.


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