Corporate Information

Corporate Information

Among all non-banking financial institutions, we are the first...

  • To operate Sri Lanka Interbank Payment System (SLIPS).
  • To obtain license from Central Bank of Sri Lanka to operate Money Exchange.
  • To obtain the ISO140641 Carbon verification certificate.
  • To have a Core Bank Platform.
  • To initiate ‘Green’ Asset Backed Securitization.
  • To operate VISA Depit Cards.
  • To obtain the ISO140641 Carbon verification certificate.
  • To launche commerce automobile platform.

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) is licensed by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011, and also registered under the Finance Leasing Act No. 56 of 2000. It was incorporated as a Public Limited Liability Company on 07th September 1995 under the provisions of the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982 and re-registered under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007 under the Company Registration No. PB 232 PQ. CDB has been granted a (SL) BBB+ (stable) rating from ICRA Lanka Ltd. and is a listed Public Company on the main board of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).

Despite its humble beginnings, CDB has now become one of the leading Licensed Finance Companies in Sri Lanka. Also known as ‘CDB’, the company has become a leading innovator in the industry.

The main financial services offered by CDB include term deposits, savings deposits, personnel finance, leasing, hire purchase financing, pawning, corporate and retail credit, debit card facilities backed by an island wide ATM Network, dealing with government securities, foreign exchange dealership and money exchange dealership. The portfolio of services offered by CDB is wider than many finance companies in Sri Lanka. The wide range of financial services offered by CDB has propelled it to the forefront of the industry as a total financial services provider to the citizens of Sri Lanka.


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