JAKARTA, NNC - To anticipate the public needs for funds during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (Lebaran) 2018, PT Bank Pembangunan Daerah West Java and Banten Tbk (IDX:BJBR) or Bank bjb prepares liquidity reaching IDR14.4 trillion. The number is recorded up 50 percent over the same period last year.
President Director of Bank bjb Ahmad Irfan said that the rise in fund preparation is to anticipate the needs of the community following the disbursement of Teacher Certification Fund, School Assistance Fund (BOS), State Civil Servants (ASN) and pensioners salary of June 2018, 14th salary and pension fund, along with holiday allowance for ASN and pensioners.
"The liquidity fund is distributed to all branches of Bank BJB office, especially to some destinations," Irfan said in a press release released in Jakarta on Thursday (6/7/2018).
Based on data from Bank Indonesia, the preparation of cash ahead of Lebaran 2018 reaches IDR188.2 trillion. BI has also appealed to people to exchange new money in official places, to prevent the circulation of counterfeit money.
"Bank BJB serves the exchange of UPK [small denominations] through cash service cars and all branch offices. This service is in line with regulator efforts related to clean money policy and prevention of counterfeit money circulation," he said.
Furthermore, he explained, Bank bjb also opens weekend banking services that continue to operate as usual and only close on June 10, 16 and 17. However, the customers of banking issuer can use non-operating office services via e-channel.
"In addition to cash withdrawals, e-channel services also provide a means to enable customers to transact comfortably and safely," he added.