PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (BTPN) Mitra Bisnis will use the digital platform to support business process which is customer’s need and comfort oriented. By having customized services for one and each customer, BTPN Mitra Bisnis can be a partner for SMEs to develop their business and support the economy.
Head of SME Business BTPN Sonny Christian Joseph said BTPN Mitra Bisnis is present with various products and banking services to support the customers’ need of working capital and investments. Apart from the financing products and services, BTPN Mitra Bisnis also offers non-financial solution supports to help customers develop their capacity in running their business which are included in Daya program.
Through the Daya Tumbuh Usaha Mitra Bisnis, he added, customers will get inspirations to reach business success, open up their mind as well as expand the networking among BTPN Mitra Bisnis customers.
“We have various topics which are specially designed based on customers’ needs, for example: providing tax consultant to handle business taxation, making financial reports, legal aspects in business, and upgrading marketing through digital media. These forums are expected to inspire our customers to keep innovating so that they can update with the technology development,” Sonny said in his speech during a discussion on Entrepreneur Networking Forum in Semarang, Wednesday (11/10/2017).
At the same event, Satya Wacana Christian University (UKSW) economist Dr Sri Sulandjari said that the 2018 Indonesia economic growth was predicted to be better than this year.
“The World Bank said that the growth was acheived through three policies: the 2016 and 2017 budget efficiency, low inflation and economic packages which ease businesses. The strong economic foundation followed by the slightly increased economic growth in 2018 show that the wider and more credible market opportunity is domestic market,” she said.
However, Sri said that the people still needed access to capital to move the economy. “Access to capital for informal sector needs to be boosted,” she added.
She also said that the micro, small and medium enterpresis (UMKM) needed other supports such as access to the market and upgrading their capactiy to use the economic potential. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s economy in the coming years will see increasing invement due to the improvemet of investment rating by global rating agencies.
“The implementation of the previous economic packages will bring positive impact for the 2018 economic growth,” Sri said.
Government spending in infrastructure in different areas, she added, would also move local economy. Sri said that in Central Java, the infrastructure and connectivity would continue to be improved while ease of investment would open a lot of opportunities.
Writer: Hatim Varaby