Motorists traveling on the Cikopo-Palimanan toll road can now use electronic money issued by Bank Central Asia and its partners as a toll payment alternative, after the lenders and the toll road operator Lintas Marga Sedaya signed an agreement on Thursday (31/03). (Antara Photo/Andri)

Electronic Payments Now Possible on Cipali Toll Road, Thanks to BCA

BY :TABITA DIELA

APRIL 01, 2016

Jakarta. Motorists traveling on the Cikopo-Palimanan toll road in West Java can now use electronic money issued by Bank Central Asia and its partners as a toll payment alternative, after the lenders and toll road operator Lintas Marga Sedaya signed an agreement on Thursday (31/03).

BCA's Flazz smart card allows customers to "enjoy faster payment at the tollbooth and a smoother ride," said Santoso, the bank's head of group business consumer cards.

Flazz is currently accepted in Makassar, South Sulawesi, and on the Surabaya-Gresik, and Waru-Juanda toll roads, both in East Java. BCA partners — including OCBC NISP, Bank Danamon Indonesia, DIY Regional Development Bank, Bank Jatim and Bank Kalbar — also issue Flazz cards to their customers. 

BCA, despite being among the first to issue electronic money, is playing catch up to state-owned Bank Mandiri, which managed to dominate cashless payments in toll roads and railways.

Transactions using e-money have increased to more than 535 million, amounting to Rp 5.3 trillion ($401 billion) last year, from only 2.5 million transactions worth Rp 76.7 billion in 2008, according to Bank Indonesia data.

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