Jakarta, September 7th 2020 – After officially signing the digital partnership program in February, Bank OCBC NISP is ready to disburse its credit channelling facilities to PT Simplefi Teknologi Indonesia (AwanTunai). This Supply Chain Financing product is available on Awan Tunai’s mobile application for small shop owners and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly affected MSMEs in Indonesia. According to the survey conducted by International Labour Organization (ILO), 80% of MSMEs stated that their revenue had fallen sharply, 64% of MSMEs had been experiencing a shortage of raw materials and 90% of MSMEs had been experiencing a shortage in cash flow.1
"Understanding the major and crucial role of MSMEs to the economy, we believe an immense support is needed to help them persevere and survive this pandemic, especially by providing them with access to financial support. To encourage MSMEs to #MoveForward, Bank OCBC NISP is ready to distribute supply chain financing facilities for MSMEs through AwanTunai’s platform. We hope this collaboration between Bank OCBC NISP and AwanTunai could contribute in expanding access to financing," said Ka Jit, Director of Bank OCBC NISP.
Aligned with Bank OCBC NISP’s commitment, AwanTunai has also shared the same commitment to accelerate and empower Indonesian MSMEs, especially during this pandemic. "AwanTunai's collaboration with Bank OCBC NISP will enhance our commitment to provide affordable yet agile access to financing, so they (MSMEs) could continue to maintain and even improve their businesses amidst this pandemic. Starting in September 2020, together with Bank OCBC NISP, we will be providing supply chain financing facilities that could serve as an alternative solution for MSMEs to maintain their cash flow. With the official license from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) that we have obtained in June 2020, we are more confident to expand our support for MSMEs in Indonesia," said Dino Setiawan, Director of AwanTunai.
The distribution of this facility is also one of Bank OCBC NISP's efforts to realize its vision “to be the trusted partner in enriching quality of life”. This facility could become an alternative option for MSMEs to get ‘additional capital’ to supply their stocks of goods through a much easier and faster process. By utilizing digitalization, this supply chain financing could strengthen the financial health of their businesses, support their businesses, and accelerate the business growth of MSME entrepreneurs.
Previously, in accordance with OCBC NISP Ventura's (ONV) commitment to provide financial support to fintechs that have obtained licenses and registered in OJK, AwanTunai has received funding from ONV to expand its business. "Bank OCBC NISP's extensive experience in overcoming various crisis to build sustainable business in Indonesia, combined with the potential capabilities of fintech with its agility, is expected to provide transformative value in supporting MSMEs through these challenging situations as they grow and boost the Indonesia’s economy,” concluded Ka Jit.
Overview of Bank OCBC NISP
Bank OCBC NISP was established in Bandung in 1941 under the name Nederlandsch Indische Spaar en Bank Deposit. As per June 30th, 2020, Bank OCBC NISP serves its customers through 251 office networks in 57 cities in Indonesia, equipped with 625 Bank OCBC NISP ATM units that can be accessed in more than 190,000 ATM networks in Indonesia, as well as connected with more than 744 OCBC ATM networks Groups in Singapore and Malaysia. Bank OCBC NISP also serves its customers through digital channels, including mobile banking and internet banking, both for individual and corporate. Bank OCBC NISP is one of many banks with the highest credit ratings in Indonesia, with idAAA (stable) rating from PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (PEFINDO) and AAA(idn)/stable from PT Fitch Ratings Indonesia.
Overview of OCBC NISP Ventura
OCBC NISP Ventura is a venture capital company which is a subsidiary of Bank OCBC NISP. In January 2020, OCBC NISP Ventura had obtained an operational permit from the Financial Services Authority (OJK). OCBC NISP Ventura will focus on supporting financial inclusion in Indonesia by utilizing the synergy between the banking sector with start-up companies and MSMEs in Indonesia. OCBC NISP Ventura provides initial funding for start-ups engaged in the business empowerment industry, property, fintech, logistics, media, health, education, data analytics, e-commerce, and on-demand. Since operating from the beginning of 2020, OCBC NISP Ventura has 5 investment portfolios.
Overview of AwanTunai
PT SimpleFi Teknologi Indonesia (AwanTunai) has been registered with the OJK since June 2017, and has been fully licensed in the OJK since June 2020. Businesses that digitize traditional supply chains so that MSMEs can access affordable financing. We believe that everyone in Indonesia has the right to access affordable and safe financing to improve their welfare. AwanTunai focuses on financing for the owners of grocery stalls and wholesalers who have difficulty getting additional capital. AwanTunai provides a mobile application to help anyone in Indonesia to access affordable and safe financing. We advance and empower people to continue to grow and develop.
For further information, please visit www.awantunai.co.id
Bank OCBC NISP
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