JAKARTA. On Monday, November 8, 2021, PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (CIMB Niaga) signed an online collaboration agreement with PT Jalin Payment Nusantara (Jalin). CIMB Niaga collaborated with Jalin to expand the scale of banking transaction volume, as Jalin’s switching services under the brand “Link” operate one of the largest ATM networks in Indonesia today.

Lani Darmawan, CIMB Niaga Consumer Banking Director, stated that the relationship between CIMB Niaga and Jalin benefits both parties (mutualism). In this circumstance, CIMB Niaga can use all Link network channels to give consumers convenience and comfort when executing financial operations. From cash withdrawals to balance checks and fund transfers, all banking channels integrated into the Link switching network are available. 

“We can improve operational efficiency while providing more benefits to customers by partnering with Jalin. It also forms part of our commitment to the cashless society movement “Lani stated.

Boyke Yurista, CEO of Jalin, welcomed CIMB Niaga, Indonesia’s second-largest national private bank, as a member of Jalin. This is a positive trend in the atmosphere surrounding Jalin’s 5th birthday, which occurred yesterday, November 3, 2021. 

“We will continue to provide the best service to all Jalin switching service members so that all of our members can increasingly provide a better, faster, and safer transaction experience for all customers, including the Indonesian people in general.”

Boyke added, Jalin is committed to providing guaranteed safe and efficient financial transaction services to all CIMB Niaga customers and other members. The collaboration will provide benefits for the implementation of transactions carried out via electronic media channels, such as transaction management services via ATMs, as well as facilities and services that Jalin will develop in the future.

Jalin’s decision to become The National Digital Highway aligns with CIMB Niaga’s intention to make digitalization the Company’s primary strategy. CIMB Niaga expected digitalization to be a driver of business growth, along with a shift in the behavior of Indonesians who increasingly use digital channels for financial transactions.

CIMB Niaga is continuing to develop digital-based products to supplement the services offered by branch offices. As of September 30, 2021, digital banking services such as OCTO Mobile, OCTO Clicks, BizChannel@CIMB, Automated Teller Machines (“ATM”), and Mobile Accounts accounted for 96 percent of total customer transactions. 

“Jalin is also targeting double-digit revenue growth in 2021 from Switching ATM Link, Switching Debit Link, Switching QRIS, and Managed Services to prepare Jalin for challenges in the coming year by developing new digital-based products and services that will be released next year,” Boyke said.