Andara Bersama BPR (ABB) or Andara With BPR, as a community forum formed by Bank Andara to perform the function of Rural Banks (Bank Perkreditan Rakyat / BPR) APEX held the Annual Members Meeting (Rapat Anggota Tahunan / RAT) ABB Year Book 2014 Bali region on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Harris Hotel Denpasar-Bali. This is the 6th year since its inception in 2009. By the end of 2014, ABB in Bali has reached 120 members.
Responding to the micro and macro economic conditions of Indonesia in 2015, ABB Bali region will continue to organize activities that can support the performance of BPR, including: (i) Improvement of BPR resources’ competencies through training and workshops, (ii) Increasing the use of AndaraLink network that already applied in all members of ABB, (iii) Carrying out motivational activities in order to strengthen the link among BPRs and between management team in BPRs, (iv) Cooperation in the Joint Financing program, and (v) Financing Agri Program for BPR’s farmer groups.
In this meeting all ABB members received responsibility reports of: the accumulated ABB members’ deposits amount and its usage; linkage facility provided by Bank Andara to more than 60 ABB members with a total plafond reaches Rp. 241.5 billion; and AndaraLink network utilization which helps BPR in generating fee-based income.
ABB's continuous improvement efforts are expected to strengthen the existence of BPR in advancing the industry with Bank Andara as a strategic partner for BPR in Bali in strengthening funding structure and empowering SMEs. With the strong existence of ABB in 3 regions in Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, and West Nusa Tenggara), reinforces the commitment of Bank Andara to increase financial inclusion by providing banking services that are sustainable, innovative, and accessible to people in Indonesia through collaboration with BPR.