DFCC Bank (DFCC) and DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB) consolidated and integrated their presence on the information superhighway into one location through the launch of their new website www.dfcc.lk .With a view to delivering seamless banking services through a convenient, easy to navigate portal, the Banking Group hopes to meet the financial needs of the cyber savvy generation.
“In a knowledge-based world, technology plays a vital role in increasing access to information while contributing to economic growth and productivity. It is estimated that Sri Lanka has more than two million internet users with many more having mobile connectivity. The social media networks boast more than 1000 million active users of which, over one million are estimated to be from Sri Lanka. All of this leads to a compression of human connectivity, leading us to re-think the well touted concept of a cyber-village.” said Mr. Nihal Fonseka, Chief Executive of DFCC Bank.
He added, “With www.dfcc.lk our web presence is integrated into one location while ensuring high user engagement through dynamic content. We are also presenting the idea of a virtual branch through connectivity to our internet banking portal, which connects our customers to the services they require, at the speed of a key-stroke”
The site also features “Virtual MindStar”, the online version of DFCC’s tremendously successful reality TV quiz show DFCC MindStar. Competitors can now win exciting prizes by testing their quiz skills virtually.
The new and improved website includes the following features:
- Search function – this will enable users to find information on the website through keywords or phrases
- GPS enabled branch locator
- Connectivity to the banks’ social media pages (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
- Web forms related to loan applications, account openings, etc.
- Loan and deposit calculators related to specific products displayed on product pages.
- Embedded video links
- News blog
- Application/widget delivering the latest financial news
- Forex Rates
Speaking on the new web portal, Mr. Lakshman Silva, CEO of DFCC Vardhana Bank stated, “The richness of the world-wide-web demands us to be more proactive in our information delivery strategy. With consumers living fast-paced lifestyles, their requirements now need to be fulfilled faster than ever. As part of our continued commitment to technological advancement of our delivery channels, this site, along with the connected Internet Banking portal will enable users to access our seamless solutions more expediently.
This is just the first phase of the development of the www.dfcc.lk web portal. As the next step in the evolution of the website the DFCC will create multi lingual versions in Sinhala and Tamil while a mobile version has also been planned for the near future.”