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02 Feb 2024

Special for MSMEs! BCA Inaugurates the First Pojok UMKM in Indonesia

Jakarta, 2 February 2024  - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) upholds its commitment to support MSME players by providing wider market access through Pojok UMKM BCA. The inauguration of the first Pojok UMKM BCA nationally was held on 30 January 2024 at BCA Padang Main Branch Office and was opened by the Head of BCA Main Branch Office in Padang Robert Siahaan and the Head of SME Cooperative Office of West Sumatra Province Endrizal.

The first Pojok UMKM BCA is located in the Banking Hall of the Padang Main Branch Office. This location serves as a forum to facilitate MSME players in marketing their products to customers. The introduction of Pojok UMKM BCA is expected to increase MSME revenue and open up wider market access.

Head of BCA Main Branch Office in Padang Robert Siahaan explained, “Pojok UMKM BCA serves as a dedicated platform designed to empower MSMEs by enhancing their sales, improving business visibility, and fostering opportunities for networking and collaboration among businesses. We hope that Pojok UMKM can become a part of the ecosystem that fosters the growth and advancement of MSMEs and serves as a foundation for them to expand their business.”

MSMEs whose products are featured in Pojok UMKM BCA have undergone product packaging training organized by BCA in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade’s Indonesian Design Development Center (IDDC). This training program is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively package their products in a way that is both visually appealing and functional, thereby enhancing the market value of their products and enabling them to meet export standards.

Pojok UMKM BCA offers a range of products encompassing food, beverages, and handicrafts. To ensure diversity and uphold product quality, the items available at Pojok UMKM BCA will undergo periodic rotations, where offerings from various MSMEs will be curated and introduced into the selection.

As information, Pojok UMKM BCA at Padang Main Branch Office is an initiative following the MSMEs Halal Certification in West Sumatra on 12 December 2023, involving over 400 MSMEs. Pojok UMKM BCA serves as BCA’s pilot project aimed at creating an ecosystem to facilitate broader market access for MSMEs, thereby fostering their business expansion.

BCA continues to provide actual support for the growth of small and medium enterprises in Indonesia. BCA has implemented various initiatives to support MSME development, including facilitating the issuance of 967 halal certificates in various regions, export training attended by 60 MSMEs in Yogyakarta and Semarang, and facilitating 10 selected MSMEs to participate in the Trade Expo Indonesia organized by the Ministry of Trade in 2023. Throughout 2023, BCA recorded a 13.4% YoY increase in SME loans, reaching Rp116.0 trillion.

BCA Inaugurates First Pojok UMKM in Indonesia - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk’s (BCA) first Pojok UMKM was officially opened at BCA Main Branch Office in Padang, West Sumatra, on Tuesday (30/1/2024). The facility aims to support the growth and advancement of MSMEs, while also facilitating the promotion of their products to a broader market. Pojok UMKM stands as BCA’s commitment to provide actual support for the development of small and medium enterprises in Indonesia.


About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 31 December 2023)

BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of December 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 38 million customer accounts, processing around 82 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,258 branches; 19,047 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 27,000 employees, BCA’s vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.



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