Jakarta, 31 October 2019 --- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have an important role in driving the pace of the community's economy. The presence of SME entrepreneurs helps the government in creating new jobs that can reduce the rate of unemployment growth.
The emergence of a variety of e-commerce provides space for SMEs to peddle their products more broadly, so that the business becomes more advanced. Seeing this opportunity, PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BNI) established a synergy with Bukalapak, one of the leading e-commerce companies today.
BNI provides special savings products that can facilitate the businessmen in running their business, namely Taplus Bisnis. This savings product is given to traders who sell their wares in Bukalapak or commonly called pelapak.
As an added value for pelapak (stall owner) who have become loyal customers, BNI held a Draw of Pelapak Jalan-Jalan Program with BNI, held in Jakarta, Thursday (31 October 2019). Present at the occasion, the General Manager of Consumer Product Management Division of BNI, Donny Bima and the Director of Payment, Fintech, and Virtual Products of Bukalapak, Victor Lesmana.
Donny Bima said, BNI offers the opportunity to go on holiday to Turkey for 10 lucky pelapak who chose Taplus Bisnis as an account for the disbursement of their online sales in Bukalapak. The more often the pelapak disbursed the proceeds of their sales to BNI Taplus Bisnis, the greater the chance of winning a holiday in Turkey. The program has been running from 1 April to 15 October 2019 then. This year's implementation is the second time.
"The holiday prize draw is BNI's appreciation for those who have chosen BNI as their banking partner and helped raise third party funds in BNI. As of September 2019, BNI recorded growth in depositor funds by 5.9% YoY, to Rp 581 trillion. Through savings products, BNI managed to raise Rp 177 trillion in funds until the end of the Third Quarter - 2019," closed Donny.
Bukalapak welcomes this collaboration as one of the features that can be used by pelapak. Victor Lesmana said, "Our collaboration with various banking institutions, including BNI, is aimed at increasing the capacity and quality of life of our pelapak who also contribute to the country's economy. At present, there are more than 5 million pelapak scattered throughout Indonesia. We are optimistic this number will continue to increase along with our mission to encourage the adoption of technology to MSMEs".
BNI provides Taplus Bisnis products that have various advantages. Customers who have Taplus Bisnis will get monthly financial reports, Automatic Transfer System Online (ATS Online) facilities, as well as easy access to business credit. In addition to Taplus Bisnis, BNI also provides Taplus, Taplus Muda, and Taplus Anak products according to the needs of each customer.
For more information, please call:
Corporate Secretary BNI