Mandiri to Handle Online Payments for 2017 Joint College Selection Program

News Release - Jum'at, 13 Januari, 2017

Jakarta, 13 January 2017 - Bank Mandiri will provide online payment services to support the success of the 2017 National State University Selection Process (SNPTN) and the Joint State University Selection Process (SBMPTN). Through these services, Bank Mandiri will handle registration fee payments by candidates participating in the SBMPTN process, which involves 77 state universities around Indonesia.

The agreement on the SBMPTN online payment collaboration was signed by the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Muhammad Nasir, and Bank Mandiri Director of Distribution, Hery Gunardi, in Jakarta on Friday (Jan 13).

Sulaiman said this marked the ninth time in a row (since 2008) that Bank Mandiri had supported the state university application process. The Company, he said, provides a reliable IT network and extensive branch network in order to facilitate students in registering for the SBMPTN process. Consequently, students no longer needed to visit the universities or local committees to fill out the registration forms and make payment.

“The bottom line is the ease of SBMPTN registration and payment process. Prospective participants can access the SBMPTN website online from anywhere. They can then pay the fee online using any of Bank Mandiri’s payment networks, such as Bank Mandiri ATMs, Internet Banking, SMS Banking, or more than 2,500 branches throughout Indonesia. Thus, applicants no longer have to spend a long time queuing at the payment counter,” said Hery. “Bank Mandiri is focused and ready to support banking transactions for universities and the world of education in Indonesia. We have various systems available for this.”
In addition to handling registration fee payments for candidates participating in the 2017 SBMPTN process, Bank Mandiri is also assisting with the dissemination of information on the SBMPTN through the Company’s communications network.

Minister M. Nasir said that simultaneous registration and online payment reflected his ministry’s efforts to improve efficiency and provide convenience to all prospective students participating in the SBMPTN process.

“The support of various stakeholders, such as the banking sector and Telkom, will greatly assist the government in providing easy and affordable access so that prospective students across Indonesia can register. The hope is that the SBMPTN process will be able to reach all prospective students by eliminating geographical constrains,” Minister Nasir said.

About PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk
Bank Mandiri is the largest Bank in Indonesia, providing services in the Corporate, Commercial, Micro & Business, Consumer Banking and Treasury segments. The Bank’s subsidiaries are Mandiri Sekuritas (capital market services), Bank Syariah Mandiri (shariah banking), Bank Mandiri Taspen Pos/ Mantap (MSME sector), AXA-Mandiri Financial Services (life insurance), Mandiri InHealth (health insurance), Mandiri Axa General Insurance (general insurance), Mandiri Tunas Finance (consumer finance), Mandiri Utama Finance (financing services), Mandiri International Remittance (remittance services), Mandiri Europe (treasury & financial institutions), and Mandiri Capital Indonesia (venture capital).
As of the end of September 2016, Bank Mandiri operated 2,505 branches throughout Indonesia, and 7 branches/representative offices/subsidiaries overseas. The Bank’s distribution network consisted of 17,461 ATMs linked to the ATM Link, ATM Bersama, ATM Prima and Visa/Plus networks. In addition, the Bank operated more than 269.3 thousand Electronic Data Capture machines and a range of other electronic channels, including Internet Banking, Mandiri Mobile, SMS Banking and Call Center 14.000.

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