The Jakarta Post
Private lender Bank Central Asia (BCA) has equipped its mobile banking and Sakuku apps with a new feature that allows users to withdraw cash at ATMs without a debit card.
BCA launched the new feature to direct its customers to carry out more transactions using its mobile banking platform, which has grown significantly in recent years, BCA said in a statement.
In the first quarter alone, the bank recorded 244.8 million mobile banking transactions worth Rp 214.7 trillion (US$16.12 billion).
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"The feature will help BCA customers if they leave behind their wallet or are in a condition in which they don't bring cash during vacations," BCA transaction banking product development senior vice president Martinus Robert Winata said in the statement.
To enjoy the new feature, customers must first use a cash withdrawal function on the app, then enter a withdrawal code and phone number at the ATM to receive money.
However, not all of BCA ATMs are programmed to facilitate the cardless transaction.
In 2016, BCA recorded 786 million mobile banking transactions, an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. (yon/tas)