LIVE – Although there are enough payment options that are not cash, support for the installation has not been uniformly distributed. For example, when you pay for parking, there are accepted electronic cards, others do not.
To overcome this, the government officially launched financial services based on electronics, LinkAja.
This service was officially launched by Minister of State Companies, Rini Soemarno, on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Central Jakarta.
As a result of the synergy of various electronic financial products BUMN, LinkAja has the mission of accessing non-monetary financial services, which reach all levels of Indonesian society. Until 2018, about 76 percent of transactions in Indonesia are still dominated by cash.
"This digital payment system is linked to the banking system of the state bank, which already has an account in a state-owned bank, with a debit card that can be connected," he said.
LinkAja is the result of the synergy of Telkomsel and seven state-owned companies, that is, BRI, Bank Mandiri, BNI, BTN, Pertamina, Danareksa and Jiwasraya.
"In our opinion, the two main challenges in increasing financial inclusion are the habit of people who use cash and the access to financial services still limited," said Danu Wicaksana, CEO of LinkAja.