The Jakarta Post
Private lender Bank Danamon has expanded its digital banking ecosystem, with customers now able to open a bank account online.
Its new app -- D-Bank Registration – no longer requires customers to visit a bank branch to open an account as ID verification can be done through an in-app video call.
Bank Danamon vice president director Michellina Laksmi Triwardhany said Bank Danamon was the first bank to offer online registration in the country.
“As people want things be settled in more convenient ways, we have developed this new service to fulfil their needs to open their bank accounts with their smartphones,” she said during the launch of the app at Danamon headquarters on Wednesday.
The launch was also held on the same day in other big cities, including Surabaya, Medan, Makassar and Bandung.
Apart from D-Bank Registration, the bank has other apps such as D-Bank, which helps customers open digital savings accounts, and D-Wallet to settle payments for both online and offline transactions.
Through these apps, the bank wants to reach a wide range of users, especially unbanked people, as everyone can download and use the app, said Michellina. “This is also in line with the government’s efforts to increase financial inclusion,” she added. (das/bbn)