PT Bank Negara Indonesia expands its diaspora lending services in Canada

Jakarta (ANTARA) – PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) continues to seek to maximize the business potential of the diaspora community, including providing diaspora lending facilities to Axia Distribution located in Vancouver and Nai-Nai Noodles located in Toronto, Canada.

Henry Panjaitan, BNI’s Director of Treasury and International, said the BNI Diaspora lending service, distributed this time by BNI New York, has also been effective in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China. England and the United States.

The Diaspora Loan is a loan or credit provision for the Indonesian Diaspora and is comprehensively and prudently designed to meet the needs of the Indonesian Diaspora in developing their overseas business,” Henry said in a statement. official statement, in Jakarta, on Monday.

For its part, Axia Distribution is a company owned by the Indonesian diaspora and 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 Indonesian chicken noodles, which was founded two years ago by an Indonesian diaspora in Toronto named Sherlin.

Signing the pledge which was done virtually, Sherlin of Nai-Nai Noodles revealed that she felt very helpful and grateful for BNI New York’s support of her small and medium businesses.

On the same occasion, Axia Distribution declared that the loan from BNI New York had been very useful to develop its activity.

Going forward, Henry continued that 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 that we have received as the world bank from Indonesia, there will of course be more innovations and business relationships that we will develop to develop Indonesian business, especially in the United States and Canada” , he added.

Indonesian Ambassador to Canada Daniel Tumpal Simanjuntak appreciated BNI’s proactive measures in Canada, which has 21,000 Indonesian diasporas.

“The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa and the Indonesian Consulate General in Toronto and Vancouver truly 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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