In order to provide an alternative transaction for remittance to Indonesian domestic workers (PLRT) in Singapore, Bank Syariah Mandiri launched the program "Transfer D.U.I.T" on April 22, 2012, in conjunction with the Graduation Day ceremony at Indonesian School in Singapore. The event was attended by the Ambassadorof the Republic of Indonesia for Singapore, Director of Bank Syariah Mandiri, Representative of Mass Express, and the PLRT working in Singapore. Program "Transfer DUIT" was officially launched by beating a gong by the Director of Bank Syariah Mandiri, witnessed by the Ambassador and representative of Mass Express.
Director of Bank Syariah Mandiri, Hanawijaya, in his presentation on this program said that D.U.I.T stands for “Fund for Beloved Indonesia”. This program aims to help PLRT in sending money to their family in Indonesia, cooperation with Mass Express, one of the financial institutions in Singapore and PT Pos Indonesia (Persero), making it easier for family in Indonesia who do not have a bank account, can take their funds at the Post Office throughout Indonesia.
Hanawijaya adding that the program "Transfer D.U.I.T" freeing the sender of funds from any cost cuts. "And another advantage, the funds that you submit can be accepted by the family in Indonesia, at the same time" Hanawijaya said. BSM is also planning to open a counter at Indonesia School in Singapore every Sunday along with PLRT day course, to facilitate PLRT that will have accounts in BSM.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Andri Hadi in his speech expressed his appreciation to BSM’s efforts in providing an alternative remittance method for PLRT in Singapore to send the money to their family in Indonesia. "With this launch, I expect that the money transferred to Indonesia would be faster, easier and cheaper" the Ambassador said.
To further enliven the event, BSM provides door prize to the invitations, as well as featuring Indonesian artists Teuku Wisnu, SNADA, MC Cici Tegal and Ari Limun.