INDONESIAN national bank BNI is aiming for growth in corporate card clients and travel and entertainment (T&E) transactions through the Indonesia MICE & Corporate Travel Mart, which is organised in partnership with RajaMICE.
BNI Card Business Division general manager, Dodit Probojakti, said: ‚ÄúThis is a golden opportunity (for us) to expand our corporate client base. Currently, we have more than 300 corporate clients from over 10 industries. The total T&E spend by this segment is 30 billion rupiah (US$3.3 million) per month and we expect to increase that amount by at least 15 per cent.‚ÄĚ
Dodit said that airfares was one of the drivers of corporate spend.
‚ÄúCustomers will (charge airfares to their) credit cards in order to earn points and gain mileage. So, we have come up with corporate cards for airlines, as well as a 16-digit virtual travelling card with Garuda Citilink, Batavia Air and Sriwijaya Air,‚ÄĚ he said.
According to Dodit, BNI is presently in talks with Garuda Indonesia to develop a co-branded credit card.