Monday, April 27, 2015

Launching Mobile Phone Accounts, Mandiri Partnering with Three Telecom Operators

With the cooperation of the launching mobile phone account, is expected to provide financial access to the entire people of Indonesia. PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk cooperation with telecom operators three companies, namely PT Telecommunication Cellular, PT Indosat Tbk, and PT XL Tbk to strengthen inclusive finance. Where these synergies to support in improving access to finance and non-cash transactions.

Consumer Banking Director of Bank Mandiri, Hery Gunardi said cooperation is the launch of mobile phone account using co-branding products of electronic money concept, so marketing and education can be more effective and efficient. In addition, each party will also optimize the network infrastructure.

He explaines, for the early stages of launch, this mobile phone accounts will be conducted in three cities or districts in West Java namely Bandung, Garut and Tasikmalaya. The launching time is a continuation of a soft launch roadshow which has been implemented since the end of March to mid-April 2015 in three cities / districts.

According to Hery, with this cooperation of the launch of this phone accounts is expected to provide financial access to the entire people of Indonesia. It is also in line to increase financial inclusion in the midst of society, which would certainly have positive influence on the economy of Indonesia in the future.

"The cooperation with the three telecom operators using concept like this, is the first time in Indonesia. We hope that the ideals of Indonesia to provide financial access to the entire community, where the level of financial inclusion would have a positive effect on the economy, "said Hery in Jakarta, Monday, April 27, 2015.

In the same place, the Director of Planning and Transformation Telkomsel, Edward Ying added, banking and operator synergy is an effort to support the government's program to realize a less cash society. This move is also consistent with the vision of Telkomsel in Indonesia to encourage the creation of a digital society.

"We welcome the cooperation that involves the bank and the third largest mobile operator in Indonesia. We are with more than 140 million subscribers and network coverage in remote to support the initiative, "he said.

Meanwhile, according to Indosat's President Director and CEO Alexander Rusli, it is very optimistic about the cooperation between the telecommunications and banking industries in support of inclusive finance program as well as the National Movement of Non-Cash.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Chief Digital Services Officer Xl, Yessie D Yosetya explains, that cooperation in the launch of this phone accounts in line with XL's commitment to support government programs in disseminating and encouraging the increased use of non-cash transactions in the middle of the community.

"We hope to support improved financial inclusion in Indonesia. Certainly we also expect customers and society will increasingly benefited and facilitated through this partnership, "concludes Yessie.

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