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A Commercial Bank's Microfinance Program: The Case of Hatton National Bank in Sri Lanka


  • Gallardo, J.S.
  • Randhawa, B.K.
  • Sacay, O.J.


This paper reports on the microfinance program of Hatton National Bank Limited (HNB), the largest private commercial bank in Sri Lanka. It reviews the experience of HNB, which has initiated a program offering financial services to the poor while continuing its traditional business operations.

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  • Gallardo, J.S. & Randhawa, B.K. & Sacay, O.J., 1997. "A Commercial Bank's Microfinance Program: The Case of Hatton National Bank in Sri Lanka," World Bank - Discussion Papers 369, World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobadi:369

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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage


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