Joint press release by ABM and AIBIM – Banking institutions ready to assist borrowers/customers in CMCO and EMCO areas

October 12, 2020
Kuala Lumpur, 12 October 2020 – Banking institutions are ready to assist borrowers/customers in areas which are under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) or Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). Borrowers/customers in CMCO or EMCO areas who face difficulties in making loan/financing repayments should immediately contact their banks to request for repayment assistance. Banks are ready to facilitate requests for repayment assistance to suit borrowers’/customers’ financial circumstances.  Borrowers/customers can contact their banks via email or telephone if they are unable to have face-to-face engagements due to restriction of movement.

For the safety of banks’ borrowers/customers and employees, banks in the CMCO areas are operating with heightened vigilance and adherence to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs). Borrowers/customers in the affected areas are advised to check on their respective banks’ websites for information on any changes in operating hours or arrangements for over-the-counter services. Borrowers/customers can also continue to perform banking services at all self-service terminals, such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and cash deposit machines (CDMs) located in the CMCO areas.

For further information on repayment assistance, members of the public can also contact ABM Connect via the ABM website: or AIBIM at 03-2026 8002/8003 or via email:

Borrowers/customers who are still facing difficulties after consultation with their banks can contact BNMTELELINK at or call 1-300-88-5465.  Alternatively, borrowers/customers can also seek guidance and explore other options for assistance with AKPK by calling 03-2616 7766.
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