Ventje Rahardjo

Sharia committee wants to quadruple Islamic bank assets by 2024, will partner with #Malaysia

Indonesia's sharia financial committee hopes to quadruple the nation's sharia bank assets over the next five years. The comittee's executive director Ventje Rahardjo said that the goal was to reach Rp. 2 quadrillion (US$142.2 billion) in sharia bank assets by 2024. The committee plans to widen its coverage of Islamic finance to the Islamic economy in general. Therefore, the name of the committee will be changed to the National Committee for Sharia Economy (KNES) to better reflect its responsibility to oversee the development of the halal value chain. Ventje added that Indonesia and Malaysia would work together to create a regional halal standard. The committee also plans to digitize sharia financial services, including a digital zakat platform and a sharia-compliant e-wallet.

BRI’s Shariah Branch Debuts Program to Tap Interest in Gold, Islamic Finance

BRI Syariah came with a brand new product which allows its customer to buy gold in installments.
President director Ventje Rahardjo stated that the bank is planning to provide Rp 400 billion ($46.4 million) in financing for customers in order to buy gold.
The product uses two Shariah contracts, qardh and ijara . Under qardh, the bank loans money to the customer to buy the gold, and the debtor is only required to repay the amount borrowed. The customer must keep the physical gold in the bank’s vault which, under ijara, is rented out by the bank.

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