"With BBM Money, BlackBerry customers can enjoy an easy, convenient and secure mobile money transaction anytime and anywhere. We are committed to work with partners to bring services to BlackBerry customers in Indonesia that can enrich their mobile lifestyle," added Maspiyono Handoyo, Managing Director for Indonesia at BlackBerry.
Through a simple registration process within the application, BBM customers can create a BBM Money account with PermataBank and then start loading cash into the account through any of the 70,000 ATMs in Indonesia. After visiting a designated location to perform a one-time identity check, customers can then make secure payments to their BBM contacts and transfer money to other bank accounts using the app. Customers can also pay for mobile airtime or prepaid SIM cards for their family and friends. Another innovative feature is that customers who actively conduct business through BBM can make payments immediately and securely. There is a vibrant trade taking place among groups within BBM in Indonesia.
"Monitise is constantly working with its partners to make money totally mobile around the world for everyone," said Alastair Lukies, CEO of Monitise Group. "Our focus in Indonesia, as it is in Asia Pacific and around the world, is centered on acting as an enabler at the heart of the growing Mobile Money ecosystem, helping financial institutions and other service providers deliver increasingly innovative and secure services to their customers."
For information about BBM Money, please visit id.blackberry.com/BBMMoney.
PT Bank Permata Tbk (PermataBank) was formed by a merger of five banks: PT. Bank Bali Tbk, PT. Bank Universal Tbk, PT. Bank Artamedia, PT. Bank Patriot and PT. Bank Prima Express in 2002. It has grown to be a major bank within Indonesian banking sector that offers innovative and comprehensive banking products and services, especially with its delivery channels that are equipped with Internet Banking and Mobile Banking features.
PermataBank envisions to be the pioneer in delivering innovative financial solutions. Serving approximately two million customers in 57 cities in Indonesia, the Bank runs 303 branch offices (13 of which are dedicated to sharia banking), 27 mobile branches, 2 payment points and close to 811 ATMs accessible from a network comprising 70,000 ATMs (VisaPlus, Visa Electron, MC, Alto, ATM Bersama and ATM Prima).
The latest recognition on PermataBank's outstanding achievement includes 3 Stevie Awards received in the 9th International Business Awards (IBA) 2012: from ELT Forum as the "Internal Communications Campaign/Program of the Year" (Silver Award), from Unite for Education (UFE) as "Public Service Campaign of the Year" (Silver Award) and from Life Skills through Soccer Development School, CSR Program as "Community Relations Campaign of the Year" (Bronze Award); and also, Best Domestic Provider of FX Services in Indonesia from Asiamoney, MURI Award for being the pioneer of four innovative services in Indonesia and various breakthroughs in customer service: being the first bank that offers online account opening at branch offices using Tablet computer (Permata e-form), the first bank that guarantees maximum waiting time at tellers' windows of eight minutes, winning the highest score of call center service for seven consecutive times (won by PermataTel), and the first domestic bank that has launched navigator service (transaction and payment notifications) for credit card holders. Additionally, PermataBank has also been awarded the second rank for Best Customer Service by MRI-InfoBank 2011/2012, "Fixed Income Poll 2011 - Overall Best Domestic Credit Service Provider in Indonesia and Foreign Exchange Poll 2011 - Best Domestic Provider of FX Services in Indonesia as voted by Corporates" by AsiaMoney, the Best in Building and Managing Corporate Image in the category of domestic banks with total assets below Rp 100 trillion in Corporate Image Award 2011 organized by Bloomberg Business Week and Frontier Consulting Group, and the Best Mobile Phone Banking in Asia Pacific in International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Award 2011 of the Asian Bankers.
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