JAKARTA. Two private Commercial Banks (BUKU IV), namely PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (BNGA) and PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BBCA) are ready to acquire transactions through Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WePay.
"We have completed piloting and have already submitted a permit to Bank Indonesia," CIMB Consumer Director Lani Darmawan told Kontan.co.id on Wednesday (13/3).
Collaborating with WeChat Pay, CIMB's piloting was previously conducted in a central tourist area with a large number of Chinese tourists such as Bali. Previously, Ms Darmawan said, CIMB is targeting full implementation to be carried out in the first quarter of 1919. "Later we will wait when the permit is given by the regulator," she continued.
Meanwhile, BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja said that currently the company is still preparing related infrastructure.
"It's still a process, if September we are ready, we will start whether with AliPay or WeChat Pay," he told Kontan.co.id, Thursday (14/3).
PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BBRI) Consumer Director Handayani said the implementation of the AliPay transaction through the company's merchants was constrained by several things.
Ms Handayani said it was hampered because in the past few months the company was focusing on integrating its digital payment ecosystem by releasing BRI Mobile (BRIMo), including LinkAja integration.
However, she is optimistic that the collaboration with AliPay can be completed and carried out at the end of 2019. (AM/MS)