Sterling Automobiles Lanka, the automobile industry trendsetter who introduced the Sterling Aftercare Guarantee has come forth with yet another trailblazing concept, the Steorra loyalty programme which was launched in partnership with the renowned Sri Lankan banking giant Hatton National Bank (HNB). A company that places customers at its heart, Sterling Automobiles introduced this novel concept with the aim of paying gratitude to the consumers who have patronized the brand throughout its journey and new customers who expect to obtain its services.
The partnership, a first in Sri Lanka, offers customers the opportunity to convert points accumulated through the Steorra loyalty programme to cash via a Sterling-HNB co- branded debit card issued by the bank.
“Sterling Automobiles is globally synonymous with offering services that exceed the expectations of their customers. Locally too Sterling holds a special place amongst Sri Lankans as an organisation striving to offer affordable vehicles with exceptional customer services. Like HNB it has remained as one of the most popular brands for customers who are on the lookout for optimum value for money. As such, we are excited to offer our mutual customer base with the best possible value through this partnership,” HNB Deputy General Manager Retail and SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne said.
Furthermore, Sterling has also partnered with a host of automobile-related service providers including vehicle battery, audio, tyres and security system suppliers; leasing and insurance companies in order to provide attractive benefits to customers from discount offers to complimentary products and services.
Steorra loyalty programme’s mechanism is such that when a customer who receives services from Sterling Aftercare Centres opts to register for the programme, he/she will have the option of selecting either the HNB-Sterling co-branded debit card which will be linked to a HNB savings account or Sterling Steorra loyalty card which will also have a host of benefits.
The Centre’s existing customer base and new customers who register for the programme will fall into one of the three following loyalty categories based on the services they have received so far, which are Silver, Gold and Platinum. Loyalty points will be added according to the bill value for each service obtained from Sterling Aftercare Centre’s comprehensive portfolio of automobile-related repairs and services.
One of the most significant benefits offered through
the HNB-Sterling co-branded debit card is the option of having the loyalty points
acquired by obtaining
services from Sterling Aftercare Centre credited to a savings
account. In addition, they will be entitled to all HNB debit card related deals and offers
from wide range of merchant
partners such as retail
stores, restaurants and hotels, to get a loan against savings at 0% interest with a repayment of 12 months and free internet and mobile banking facilities for one year.
Both the HNB-Sterling co-branded debit card and the Sterling Steorra loyalty cardholders will benefit from a host of discounts and special promotions from Sterling, in addition to the numerous offers from Steorra’s partner merchants such as insurance and leasing companies; car battery, audio and security system suppliers and vehicle valuers and driving schools.
Being two customer-centric service organisations, which believe that brand loyalty lies on the pillars of trust, reliability, value for money and service quality, Sterling Automobiles and HNB believes that Steorra will add value to customers who have been loyal to the two brands throughout the years. To learn more information on the Steorra loyalty programme and its offers, please dial 0117 600 800.
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades locally and internationally and is ranked number 3 on the LMD ‘Most Awarded 2019 /20 Hall of Fame Top 50 ranking. HNB further won the Award for the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.
Over the recent past, the bank was also ranked among the Top 1,000 banks globally by The Banker Magazine. Locally, HNB is amongst the ‘Business Today Top 10’ and the ‘10 Most Admired Companies’ in Sri Lanka by CIMA and ICCSL. The bank has been assigned a long-term national rating of AA+ (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.
Image 1 – (Left to right) Mr. Renuka Wijesiriwardane – Director, Sterling Automobiles Lanka, Mr. Sanjay Wijemanne – DGM, Retail and SME Banking, Hatton National Bank, and Mr. Rangana Koralage – Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Automobiles Lanka.
Image 2 – Official launch of the Sterling Steorra