Surabaya, March 23, 2019 – Having a home is a basic necessity and getting the desired home creates happiness for everyone. It has also been the pride of BNI which has gained the trust to help finance the ownership of houses.
Repeating the success of the previous mass contract that was implemented by BNI in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, on September 26 2018, BNI initiated the signing of 1,946 home loan agreements (KPR) simultaneously in 86 cities throughout Indonesia. The highlight of the mass credit contract event was centered at the Submarine Monument, Surabaya, Saturday (March 23, 2019).
Present to witness the mass signing was BNI Retail Banking Director Tambok P Setyawati, BNI Risk Management Director Bob Tyasika Ananta, Director General of Public Works and Housing Infrastructure Financing Eko D Heri Poerwanto, Managing Director of the Central Housing Finance Fund Management (PPDPP) Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (Kemenpupera) Budi Hartono.
Tambok stated that in addition to Surabaya, there were 85 other cities that were the locations for the signing of the mass credit contract, namely Medan, Padang Sidempuan, Pemantang Siantar, Tanjung Balai Asahan, Tebing Tinggi, Kabanjahe, Pekanbaru, Bukittinggi, Dumai, Padang, Payakumbuh, Rengat, Solok, Tg. BalaiKarimun, Tg. Pinang, Bangko, Baturaja, Bengkulu, Jambi, Kotabumi, Kuala Tungkal, Lubuk Linggau, Muara Bungo, Palembang, Pangkal Pinang, Prabumulih, Metro, Kayu Agung, and Tanjung Karang. Other cities are Cianjur, Jepara, Semarang, Tegal, Bojonegoro, Jombang, Mojokerto, Pamekasan, Ambon, Bau-Bau, Bulukumba, Kendari, Makassar, Mamuju, Palopo, Pare-Pare, Polewali, Sengkang, Bima, Mataram, Balikpapan, Banjarbaru, Banjarmasin, Barabai, Bontang, Ketapang, Kotabaru Pulau Laut, Kuala Kapuas, Muara Teweh, Nunukan, Palangkaraya, Pangkalanbun, Pontianak, Samarinda, Sambas, Sampit, Singkawang, Sintang, and Tarakan. The same program was also carried out in Gorontalo, Kotamobagu, Luwuk, Manado, Palu, Tahuna, Bitung, Jakarta, Serang, Bekasi, Kerawang, Biak, Jayapura, Manokwari, Merauke, Sorong, Cilacap, Magelang, Purwokerto, Solo, Yogya, Wonosobo, Purbalingga, Jember, Kediri, Madiun, Ponorogo and Situbondo.
"BNI remains optimistic in channeling more credit until the end of 2019. In addition, BNI also offers easy cashless down payments through mobile banking, sms banking and internet banking. The convenience is BNI's step in building a cashless society and digitalization," said Tambok.
BNI also invites new homeowners to use BNI's reliable digital banking / e-channel services, namely Mobile Banking. BNI's Mobile Banking services can be used, among other things, for monthly routine payments such as PLN (State Electricity Enterprise), PDAM (Water Supply Company), PBB (Land and Building Tax) and also monthly complex fees (in some housing projects that have collaborated with BNI with complex managers or developers). Customers can also take advantage of the opportunity to become BNI's Agen46 in their residential complex.
BNI Griya for Millennials
In addition to the prosperous mortgage debtors who have utilized the Housing Financing Liquidity Facility (FLPP), the mass credit contract is also carried out for BNI Griya debtors who are included in the millennial generation. The lifestyle of the millennial generation nowadays is identical, which are more focused on finding experiences and enjoying life happily. Starting from liking coffee, traveling, food to stylishly following the latest trends has often made millennials assume that owning a house is not a priority.
Plus, the factor of house prices that are no longer economical, houses with strategic locations in the center of the city or the capital alone are continuing to increase in price. As an illustration, data from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs shows that the value of houses in the Jabodetabek region alone have increased 20% per year. While millennial salaries increase, it has only been 10% per year.
Of course, owning a house or a private dream residence is a challenge for millennials. In response to this matter, BNI has created a new Mortgage product (KPR) that better understands the lifestyle, needs and millennials ability to afford payments.
BNI Retail Business Director Tambok P Setiawati stated that BNI is here to inspire the younger generation to be bolder in thinking about their future starting from now, with BNI Griya Products and BNI-FLPP Prosperous Mortgage programs from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
Another advantage of BNI Griya is the down payment of 0%, a small and fixed interest rate starting from 6.75% per year effective fixed in the first 2 years and 7.75% per year effective fixed 1 year later. BNI also offers a ceiling of Rp. 20 billion with a flexible period of up to 30 years. Interestingly, BNI Griya also offers flexibility on installment features like, where installments will be smaller at the beginning of the loan, adjusted with income, so that it does not drastically change lifestyles.
e-Form for Mortgages
In line with the #BNItuDigital tagline, BNI now offers the convenience of applying for a BNI Griya Mortgage without the hassle of going to the Bank through an online application (e-Form). This application can be accessed through the website www.bni.co.id or through the BNI Mobile Banking application.
Tambok added, the presence of the BNI Griya e-Form is a presentation from BNI to the general public who want to apply for a mortgage easily. Moreover, the millennial segment is highly dependent on their gadgets.
In addition, as a manifestation of BNI's commitment to support the one million home program, BNI has also distributed the Housing Finance Liquidity Facility (FLPP) Prosperous Mortgage program from the Central for Housing Finance Fund Management (PPDPP) Ministry of Public Works and Housing. The Housing Finance Liquidity Facility mortgages with very low interest rates of 5% until the credit tenor is completed greatly helps Low-Income Communities obtain homes.
To further accelerate the growth of housing finance distribution, on the same occasion 146 Cooperation Agreement developer signatories were signed. With this addition, it adds to the list of cooperation with more than 1,500 developers with BNI.