Mobile banking, a game changer for rural farmers

RHB mobile bank

KUCHING: The banking sector has been commended for understanding the needs of the rural populace which has led to the launch of mobile banking services in Sarawak.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing noted that the mobile banking services involving RHB Bank, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Bank Rakyat and Agro Bank would allow rural areas in Sarawak to benefit from the facilities.

“When the movement control order (MCO) was implemented nationwide last year due to Covid-19, many people in the rural areas could not travel outside of their settlements to perform their banking transactions.

“I was one of the rural elected representatives (YBs) who requested for mobile bank to be introduced in Sarawak to serve the rural population. This facility will encourage farmers to deposit their earnings without having to travel to bigger towns,” he said today.

Masing added that the mobile banking services would be a game changer for rural farmers and the cultivation of rural land assets.

“Now they do not have to go to towns for their banking needs. These facilities are brought right to their door steps,” he said.