Amp.kontan.co.id stated that Cashlez, a financial gateway technology (fintech) payment gateway company, supports the government to break the chain of the corona virus spreading. This is done through non-cash payment options. In accordance with Bank Indonesia’s recommendations, the public is advised to begin prioritizing non-cash transactions because based on World Health Organization (WHO) statements, the spread of the corona virus can be spread through inanimate objects, including cash, because the virus can last for days on the surface of inanimate objects.
 
Kompas.com reported that the Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo gave an appeal to their people to prioritize non-cash payment options when making transactions. This is an effort made to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and reduce social interaction. Perry stated that the Bank Indonesia continued the public to prioritize non-cash transactions. In addition, he also added that this would have an effect on helping banking cooperation and the Indonesian Payment System Association.
 
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Payment System Association (ASPI) and banks will also extend the merchant discount rate (MDR) until September 2020. Banking and ASPI agreed to apply a zero percent MDR from what was from May 2020 to September 2020.
 
In addition, Perry also ensured that banknotes allocated to the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) banks would remain available to the public. Bank Indonesia has calculated the availability of banknotes and distributed them to banks in Indonesia. "We have ensured that the circulation of banknotes available at ATMs is sufficient because we have prepared them in advance," Perry said.
 
Since it was founded, Cashlez itself is a fintech company that exists to support the National Non-Cash Movement launched by the government. Cashlez offers the concept of receiving non-cash transactions from various sources, both credit / debit cards, digital payments such as LinkAja, OVO, and GoPay, and QR Payment based on applications on Android and iOS smartphones. Cashlez is also a solution for the government’s plan to optimize the digital payment system for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

 

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