PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BNI) continues to maximize the business potential of the diaspora community. One of them is to cooperate with the Diaspora in Canada through a Diaspora Loan Facility product.
Through the New York branch, BNI extends credit to Axia Distribution in Vancouver and Nai-Nai Noodles in Toronto. Treasury and BNI International Director Henry Panjaitan said that so far, BNI’s diaspora lending services have been successful in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, England and the United States.
“Diaspora Loans are loans/credits for the Indonesian Diaspora and are comprehensively and prudently designed to meet the needs of the Indonesian Diaspora in developing their overseas business,” Henry said in a statement. written statement, Monday (25/7/2022).
Henry explained that Axia Distribution is an Indonesian diaspora-owned company and has been established since 2004 in Vancouver. This company imports kitchen rugs from Indonesia for sale in Canada and the United States.
Meanwhile, Nai-Nai Noodles is a restaurant that sells food in the form of Indonesian chicken noodles. This company was founded two years ago by the Indonesian diaspora in Toronto named Sherlin.
Signing the pledge which was done virtually, Sherlin of Nai-Nai Noodles admitted that he was very helpful and grateful for BNI New York’s support of his small and medium businesses.
On the same occasion, Axia Distribution declared that a loan from BNI New York had made it possible to develop its activity.
Henry continued that in the future, BNI New York will continue to explore and play an active role in facilitating Indonesian Diaspora-owned MSME businesses in the United States and Canada.
“With the mandate we received as Indonesia’s global bank, we will of course develop more innovation and business relationships to develop Indonesian businesses, especially in the United States and Canada,” he said. -he adds.
In this regard, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Canada, Daniel Tumpal Simanjuntak, appreciated BNI’s proactive steps in Canada. According to him, BNI was able to explore a great business potential of the Indonesian diaspora in Canada, which had about 21,000 people in various professions and businesses.
“The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa and the Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto and Vancouver greatly appreciate BNI New York’s continued commitment to facilitating the business development of the Indonesian diaspora in Canada,” he said. he concluded.
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