Jakarta, 25 December 2019 --- Siau Island is located in North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The island, which is more than 100 kilometers north of Manado Harbor City, the capital of North Sulawesi, is inhabited by a majority of Christians. Christmas atmosphere is very pronounced. There are many nomads from various regions in Indonesia who will return home to Sitaro to celebrate the Christmas Day 2019, and enjoy being together with family until the turn of the year, 1 January 2020.
Holidays can be one of the factors that drive economic activity. Automatically, people still need banking services even though they are enjoying a holiday. Not only carrying out limited operations and weekend banking, PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BNI) already has a BNI Coverage Agent or Agen46 that is ready to serve customers from Sabang to Merauke.
The presence of Agen46 made financial matters easier on Siau Island. The public can get BNI account opening services, cash deposits and withdrawals, transfers between BNI accounts and between banks, to bill payments.
One of the Agen46 in Siau Island is Denny Mokodompis. Denny will remain serve customers during the Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 holidays, while he celebtrating Christmas with his family.
"At that time no one had established an agency like this in Siau. Then I saw a business opportunity and it seemed like it would be beneficial for local residents to make it easier for them to do banking services, so I finally decided to become Agen46," Denny recalled, who had joined Agen46 since 2015.
The results obtained by becoming an Agen46 is enough to help Denny's daily income. Banking services that are most commonly used by the public are cash deposits, Social Security Administering Bodies (BPJS), and various bill payments.
“Hopefully BNI is more exists, many new breakthroughs, and continue on innovating,” closed Denny.
BNI Limited Operation
BNI continues to provide maximum service by operating 72 outlets in various major cities in Indonesia during the Joint Leave on 24 December 2019, and 23 outlets at Christmas on 25 December 2019, and on 1 January 2020.
Not only that. BNI also continues to activate weekend banking outlets in 69 outlets in Indonesia on 21 December 2019 and 28 December 2019, and 19 outlets respectively on 22 December 2019 and 29 December 2019.
The public can also still obtain banking services from BNI through various electronic channels, including ATMs which as of 30 November 2019 have reached 18,624 units. This BNI ATM consists of 15,849 ATM Withdrawals, 1,774 ATM (Cash Recycling Machine (CRM) ATMs, and 1,001 Non-Cash ATMs. BNI also optimizes 14 Digital Branches throughout Indonesia which continue to operate for 7 days a week.
Teller Officers will be alerted to provide limited services at outlets operating on 24 December 2019, namely BNI Deposit, Withdrawal, Book-Transfer (account for Deposit Transactions, Cash Withdrawal, savings, and/or use BNI Checks for a maximum of Rp. 25 million per account unless carried out by Emerald Customer or Debtor).
At the same outlet, BNI also serves Pertamina's Fuel Payment Deposits through the Pertamina Host to Host (H2H) Online Payment Banking System (OPBS). In addition, BNI also continues to receive State Revenue Deposits, and foreign exchange transactions (both deposits, withdrawals, and buying and selling banknotes a maximum of USD 5,000).
Meanwhile, the outlets opened on 25 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 only serve Pertamina's BBM Payment Deposits through OPBS Pertamina H2H.
In supporting the smooth operation for customers during the homecoming of Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 Holiday, BNI will place O-Branch (BNI Motion Services) located at 53 points such as Rest Areas, Terminals, Shopping Centers and others.
To meet customer service needs during Christmas 2019 & New Year 2020, BNI prepares an average of Rp. 16.9 trillion per week or an increase of 5% compared to the realization in 2018. These needs are expected to peak on the 2nd week or between dates 26 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 which reached Rp 17.6 trillion.
For more information, please call:
Corporate Secretary BNI