|Name of Institution||Bank Rakyat Indonesia|
|Year of Establishment||Jan 1970|
|Background Information||At the beginning, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) was established in Purwokerto, Central Java by Raden Aria Wirjaatmadja. At that time it was called “Hulp-en Spaarbank der Inlandsche Bestuurs Ambtenaren” which means The Aid and Savings Bank Belongs to The Indonesian Upper Class. Established at December, 16th 1895, it became the establishment day for BRI.
The founder of Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Raden Aria Wirjaatmadja, in the period before Republik Indonesia’s independence, based on Peraturan Pemerintah No. 1 tahun 1946 Pasal 1 which said that BRI is the first Government Bank in Republik Indonesia. At the war to defend Indonesia’s independence in 1948, BRI’s activities was stopped for a while before reactived after the Renville Agreement in 1949 and changed its name into “Bank Rakyat Indonesia Serikat”.At that time through PERPU No. 41 tahun 1960 was formed Bank Koperasi Tani dan Nelayan (BKTN) which was the merger of BRI, Bank Tani Nelayan and Nederlandsche Maatschappij (NHM). Then, based on Penetapan Presiden (Penpres) No. 9 tahun 1965, BKTN was integrated into Bank Indonesia with the name Bank Indonesia Urusan Koperasi Tani dan Nelayan.
After being active for one month, the government announced Penpres No. 17 tahun 1965 about the establishment of single entity bank with the name Bank Negara Indonesia. In that new regulation, Bank Indonesia Urusan Koperasi, Tani dan Nelayan (ex BKTN) was intergrated with the name Bank Negara Indonesia Second Unit Rural category, while NHM became Bank Negara Indonesia Second Unit Export Import category (Exim).
Based on Undang-Undang No. 14 tahun 1967 about Banking Main Regulations dan Undang-undang No. 13 tahun 1968 about Central Bank Regulations, which contain the regulations of returning Bank Indonesia’s function as Central Bank and splitting Bank Negara Indonesia Second Unit Rural category and Export Import category into two separate banks which is Bank Rakyat Indonesia dan Bank Ekspor Impor Indonesia. After that, based on Undang-undang No. 21 tahun 1968, redetermined BRI’s main tasks as General Bank.
Since August 1st, 1992 based on Undang-undang perbankan No. 7 tahun 1992 and Peraturan Pemerintah RI No. 21 tahun 1992, BRI’s status changed into PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) which 100 % of it shares still belong to the government.
PT. BRI (Persero) which was established since 1895 based on the determination to serve lower class society, is still consistent to do so until now by focusing on giving credit facility to small enterpreneur groups. It is reflected by the development of the KUK distribution which increased from Rp. 6.419,8 billion in 1994 to Rp. 8.231,1 billion in 1995 and until September 1999 the number has reached Rp. 20.466 billion.
Along with the rapid development of Banking world until today, Bank Rakyat Indonesia has had 4.447 working units, which consist of 1 BRI Head Office, 12 Regional Offices, 12 Inspectorate Offices, 170 Branch Offices, 145 Sub Branch Offices, 1 Special Branch Office, 1 New York Agency, 1 Caymand Island Agency, 1 Hongkong Representative Office, 40 Cash Payment Offices, 6 Bank Car Offices, 193 P.POINT, 3.705 BRI UNITS and 357 Rural Service Posts.|
|Type of Institution||Universal bank|
|Type of Banking License||Under banking law|
|Percentage of Government||58%|
|Address||JI. Jenderal Sudirman 44-46, P.O. Box 94|
|Telephone||JI. Jenderal Sudirman 44-46, P.O. Box 94|