OJK boss likens Indonesian Syariah Bank to a giant newborn baby

Suara.com – The presence of PT Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI) Tbk, which was effective in operation last Monday, is predicted to encourage the implementation of sustainable finance principles to be more effective and stronger.

BSI, which is the entity resulting from the merger of three Himbara Islamic banks, is expected to be able to leverage the implementation of sustainable finance from an Islamic perspective.

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) Wimboh Santoso also said that BSI is like a giant newborn baby and is expected to answer all the challenges of the domestic Islamic finance industry.

“So that this giant baby really becomes a giant who contributes to society and answers the challenges of the problems so far,” said Wimboh in a webinar entitled ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Islamic Banking, Post-Merger of BUMN Sharia Banks “Wednesday (10/2/2021) .

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According to him, strengthening the capacity related to the capital and resources of Islamic banks is a momentum to accelerate the development of the Islamic finance industry in the global and regional arena.

“If now it becomes number 7 (BSI) but later it will become a monster that really becomes a player not only domestic and global,” he said.

Wimboh conveyed that BSI had been waiting for a long time because so far the community had minimal understanding and use of Islamic financial products.

Through the presence of BSI, the quality of services, networks, and costs for accessing Islamic financial products has the potential to improve and run more efficiently.

“We encourage Mr. Hery (Managing Director of BSI) and friends, there are many things to be done. We support that this bank will focus on our community, which in fact are many in the regions. This will be an inclusive bank to serve the people in the community. regions, which of course really need the presence of this bank, “he said.

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PT Bank Syariah Indonesia Tbk is the merger of three state-owned Sharia banks, namely PT Bank Syariah Mandiri, PT Bank BNI Syariah, and PT Bank BRIsyariah Tbk. which began operating on February 1, 2021.

Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.

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