On 19th November 2016, BNI Syariah launched its Wakaf Hasanah website at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in a measure to support community development in the country. Utilising information from Badan Wakaf Indonesia which states the immense potential for wakaf in Indonesia that can be bolstered by greater public awareness; BNI Syariah thus aimed to provide the necessary tools and resources through its Wakaf Hasanah website. Attendees at the event launch included President Director of BNI Syariah Mr Imam Teguh Saptono and Chairman of Board of Commissioners of the Financial Services Authority Mr Muliaman Hadad as well as prominent members from the shariah economics community.
BNI Syariah’s Wakaf Hasanah website strives to facilitate customers with greater convenience for their wakaf needs by enhancing the online user experience. As such, the bank is able to distribute wakaf funds to professional organisations such as Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa, Yayasan Rumah Zakat, Global Wakaf, Yayasan Pesantren Al-Azhar, and Badan Wakaf Indonesia; the funds can be used to construct a wakaf well, commercial towers, hospitals, and training centres among other forms. Furthermore, as a leading shariah-compliant bank in Indonesia renowned for its all-encompassing services, BNI Syariah provides the convenience of dispersing the wakaf funds through conventional ATMs in addition to its SMS Banking, Mobile & Internet Banking features. As part of the programme, BNI Syariah hopes to generate approximately 50 billion IDR in wakaf fund by maximising the use of its Wakaf Hasanah website.
As BNI Syariah continues to realise its mission to become a 'Hasanah Lifestyle Bank', the bank is aiming to engage local communities in the growth contribution of wakaf across Indonesia through the utilisation of a cutting-edge online system.
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