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Bangkok Bank presents donation of 73.08 million baht from Bangkok Bank-Siriraj co-branded cards project to Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
October 08, 2018
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Pochanee Kongkalai (4th from left) and Metropolitan Regional 3 Manager Khanarath Kittirojjanatham (4th from right) presented a donation of 73,078,650.52 baht to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Professor Dr. Prasit Watanapa (3rd from left) at the ‘Mahidol Day’ event to support underprivileged patients. This is the Bank’s fourth donation to the hospital, with 160,629,096.38 baht donated in total. The donation is from the Bangkok Bank-Siriraj co-branded cards project – ‘Feel good and make merit every time you use the card’.
Bangkok Bank opens account for public donations to help disaster victims in Indonesia
October 03, 2018
Bangkok Bank has opened a current account giving customers and the general public the opportunity to send funds to help tsunami and earthquake victims in Palu on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island by transferring funds to Bangkok Bank’s Head Office Branch, current account number 101-3-47977-7, account name ‘Helping disaster victims in Indonesia’. Customers can donate via all of the Bank’s channels including branches nationwide, ATM machines, BeSure QR payment via PromptPay, CDM, Bualuang iBanking and Bualuang mBanking. Bangkok Bank will also waive any inter-region transfer fees. The Bank will offer these donations to relevant government offices or charitable organizations to help disaster victims. Further details can be obtained from Bualuang Phone 1333.
Bangkok Bank organizes merit-making ceremony for the 100-day anniversary of the passing away of Chatri Sophonpanich
October 01, 2018
Bangkok Bank organized a merit-making ceremony for the 100-day anniversary of the passing away of the late Chairman Chatri Sophonpanich. Bangkok Bank Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Piti Sithi-Amnuai, head of the laypersons, invited the Abbot of Wat Yannawa and Member of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand, Phra Promwachirayan, head of the monks, to lead the ceremony. On this occasion, 100 monks, including senior monks, prayed for the late Chairman Chatri Sophonpanich. After that, the bank presented offerings to 100 monks from 5 temples including Wat Yannawa, Wat Traimitr Withayaram, Wat Chakrawatrachawat Woramahawihan, Wat Pathumkongkha Rajawaravihara and Wat Ratcha Singkhon. Bangkok Bank Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Deja Tulananda, Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich and other directors, executives and employees of the bank and its subsidiaries joined the ceremony, which took place in front of Bangkok Bank Head Office on Silom Road.
Bangkok Bank receives a plaque for its participation in the Pracharath education scheme – CONNEXT ED project to promote sustainable education
September 26, 2018
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich received an honor plaque from Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha for the bank’s participation to initiate and drive the CONNEXT ED project to promote sustainable education under the Pracharath scheme. The project aims to develop people’s potential, minimize inequality and increase competitiveness.
Bangkok Bank highlights ‘Bangkok Bank InnoHub Season 2’ – a global FinTech accelerator program at Digital Thailand Big Bang 2018
September 24, 2018
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (4th from left) and Executive Vice President Than Siripokee (4th from right) welcomed Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj (5th from right) to Bangkok Bank’s booth at Digital Thailand Big Bang 2018. The bank’s booth is under the concept of ‘Collaboration for Future Innovation & Growth’. The booth’s highlight is ‘Bangkok Bank InnoHub Season 2’, a global FinTech accelerator program under the concept of Inspiring Change – Unleash the Potential, which is opens for applications from now until October 10, 2018.
Bangkok Bank’s Deja Tulananda presents certificates to journalists completing the ADEJ training course 2018
September 19, 2018
Bangkok Bank Executive Chairman Deja Tulananda (standing center) chaired the closing of a training course that was part of the Advanced Development of Economic Journalists’ project 2018 (ADEJ) giving conferee certificates to journalists attending the course. He was welcomed by Economic Reporters’ Association President Thiraput Pemaprayunwongsa, (standing 4th from right) and the Association’s committee. Bangkok Bank and the Economic Reporters’ Association have worked together for thirteen consecutive years to provide the media with a better understanding of the role and importance on the strategic Thailand 4.0 mechanism for Thai economy. The ongoing development of the project in 2018 included a 5-week (30-hour) training program from 4 August to 15 September and a study trip to the Shanghai, People's Republic of China from 5 to 9 September. Shanghai has been chosen for being a world’s leader in cashless society especially Alibaba.
Tesco Lotus and Bangkok Bank enhance payment services for customer in the 4.0 era ‘Easy Pay Nationwide’ via QR Code payments with special promotions to drive ‘Cashless Society’
September 17, 2018
Tesco Lotus, in collaboration with Bangkok Bank, is enhancing its customer service to serve customers in the 4.0 era. The Bank will install more than 10,000 EDCs that can receive QR Code payments for all cashiers nationwide, including tenants leasing space in the shopping mall areas. Cash back, cash coupons and Club Card points are on offer all year. Bangkok Bank encourages customers to make more electronic payments and has special promotions to boost payments via Bualuang mBanking for the rest of the year. The Bank is confident it can grow mobile banking users to eight million.
Tesco Lotus Corporate Affairs Director Salinla Seehaphan said “We are committed to serving our customers a little better every day by offering high-quality products at affordable prices along with a great shopping experience through all of our channels. Our research shows that convenience is still a very important factor for customers when it comes to their shopping experience. With this insight in mind, coupled with mobile phone usage behavior and the rapid growth of mobile banking, we have partnered with Bangkok Bank to install new EDC machines at more than 10,000 cashiers in Tesco Lotus stores nationwide to facilitate QR Code payments from all compatible mobile banking applications. This means Tesco Lotus will be the first retail store to accept QR Code payments at every cashier. In addition, we are also supporting more than 11,000 tenants leasing space in our shopping malls to offer QR Code payments to customers, further enhancing their shopping experience as Thailand moves towards becoming a cashless society.”
Bangkok Bank and Tesco Lotus also offer exclusive promotions for customers paying with QR Code on the Bualuang mBanking application inside Tesco Lotus stores and mall tenants from September 17 - December 31, 2018 with the following details:
For QR Code payments within Tesco Lotus stores, customers will receive:
Bangkok Bank introduces ‘B-Advice’ financial-investment advisory services with more savings and investment choices to help customers achieve their goals
September 12, 2018
Bangkok Bank (China) Head Office in Shanghai welcomes journalists from the ‘Advanced Development of Economic Journalists’ Projects in 2018
September 06, 2018
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President of International Banking Group and Bangkok Bank (China) Chief Executive Officer Suwatchai Songwanich welcomed the Economic Reporters Association committees and other journalists who joined the Advanced Development of Economic Journalists’ Project in 2018, led by Economic Reporters Association Chairman Thiraput Pemaprayunwongsa, on their visit to Bangkok Bank (China) Head Office in Shanghai. Mr.Suwatchai also gave a lecture together with Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Shanghai Commercial Consul Jeeranun Hirunyasumlith. Bangkok Bank has had a presence in China for more than 25 years and was granted a licence from the Chinese government to operate a local bank in China. Bangkok Bank (China) has six branches in Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Chongqing and a sub-branch in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. All branches are located in China’s important economic zones.
This trip is part of the ongoing Advanced Development of Economic Journalists’ Projects, which aim to provide knowledge to journalists on the topic of Digital Money, an innovation that is changing the financial industry. The bank has sponsored this project for 13 years and this is the 7th year that the bank provided an additional budget for overseas travel, so journalists were able to get a complete range of knowledge.
Bangkok Bank approved that an interim dividend be paid at the rate of Baht 2.00 per ordinary share
August 31, 2018
Global startups invited to apply for Bangkok Bank InnoHub Season 2: Bangkok Bank joins with Nest to drive Thailand’s startup ecosystem
August 29, 2018
Bangkok Bank donates funds of Baht 9.94 million – from customers, the general public and the bank – to help flood victims in Lao PDR
August 27, 2018
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Head of International Banking Group & Manager, International Branch Division, Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong (4th from left) and Bangkok Bank Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Vientiane Branch, Lao PDR Chadaphorn Uratchat (3rd from left) handed over a donation totaling Baht 9,941,757.56 (nine million nine hundred forty one thousand seven hundred fifty seven baht and fifty six satang) to Khampheng Saysompheng, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Lao PDR (4th from right), on behalf of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR. Kiattikun Chartprasert, Thai Ambassador to Lao PDR (center), presided over the donation presentation ceremony to help flood victims in Attapeu Province and Champasak Province, Lao PDR. Donations came from “Helping Flood Victims in Lao PDR” bank account number 101-3-47900-9 opened by the bank to receive donations from customers and the general public totaling 15,514 transactions worth Baht 7,941,757.56. Bangkok Bank also donated Baht 2,000,000.00. This is another example of the bank using its financial channels to collect donations. In addition, the bank made it convenient for donors by waiving all fund transfer fees.
Bangkok Bank and R3 consortium hosted the Blockchain Developers’ Meetup to support development of Thailand’s financial ecosystem using Distributed Ledger Technology
August 23, 2018
Bangkok Bank presents offerings to 19 senior monks to mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent 2018
August 21, 2018
Bangkok Bank Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Deja Tulananda (3rd from right), Director H.S.H. Prince Mongkolchaleam Yugala (3th from left), Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (2nd from left), Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary Apichart Ramyarupa (far left), as well as other bank executives and employees presented offerings to Somdet Phra Ariyawongsakatayan Somdej Phra Sangharaj Sakol Maha Sangha Parinayok and directors of the Sangha Supreme Council for a total of 19 senior Buddhist monks at 15 temples in the year of Lent 2018. This is the bank’s annual tradition to support the activities of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand.
Bangkok Bank features financial products, advice, and knowledge in Thailand Industry Expo 2018 to support Thai business to enter the digital age
August 03, 2018
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Charnsak Fuangfu (2nd from right), Senior Executive Vice President Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong (2nd from left), Executive Vice President Pornnit Dunnvatanachit (right) and Senior Vice President and Trade Finance Center Manager Kajohnsak Manaviriyakul (left), welcomed Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha (3rd from right) and Minister of Industry Uttama Savanayana (middle) who visited the bank’s booth in Thailand Industry Expo 2018 under the theme of ‘Partner to SHIFT Your Business to Success’. The booth featured modern financial services, professional advice and direct experiences from entrepreneurs to support Thai business to confidently enter the digital age while strengthening the bank’s strategy to provide quality financial services to its business customers.
Bangkok Bank promotes ‘Sustainable Banking’ to emphasize its status as ‘Trusted Partner and Reliable Close Friend’
July 31, 2018
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (2nd from left), Senior Executive Vice President Ruchanee Nopmuang (left) and Executive Vice President Niraman Laisathit (right) welcomed the Bank of Thailand (BOT) Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob who visited the bank’s booth at Bangkok Sustainable Banking Forum 2018. Bankgok Bank has shown continuous commitment to promote ‘Sustainable Banking’ by following good governance principles with social and environmental care. At the same time, this emphasizes the bank’s status as a ‘Trusted Partner and Reliable Close Friend’ that supports clients to achieve their success by providing quality products and services while promoting the bank’s growth and enhancing benefits for its clients in order to achieve mutual success going forward.
Bangkok Bank honors the King on the occasion of his 66th birthday on July 28, 2018
July 26, 2018
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich presided over a ceremony held at the bank’s head-office to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 66th birthday on July 28, 2018. The ceremony was also attended by Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Piti Sithi-Amnuai, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Deja Tulananda, directors, executives and staff. The ceremony was one of many activities organized by the bank to express its loyalty to the King.
Bangkok Bank invites people to make e-Donation under ‘Giving is Happiness’ concept by scanning via ‘BeSureQR Jai Boon’ service
July 26, 2018
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich welcomed Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob to Bangkok Bank’s booth and invited him to use ‘BeSureQR Jai Boon’ service, an e-Donation system by Bangkok Bank under ‘Giving is Happiness’ concept which aims to provide convenience and security to customers and members of the public when making a donation via a mobile banking application of all participating banks in the e-Donation system. The donation service is tax-deductible, and available now to scan to make a donation.
Bangkok Bank reports second quarter 2018 net profit of Baht 9.2 billion
July 19, 2018
Bangkok Bank sponsored 4th Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit and hosted a special session on innovative business leaders in ASEAN
July 16, 2018
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (2nd from right) as the main sponsor of the 4th Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit in Bangkok welcomed and gave souvenirs to Thu Nguyen (left), Managing Director of VCG Partners Vietnam Fund, Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai (2nd from left), Group Chief Economist of SEA Limited, John Brown (center), Chief Executive Officer of Agoda, and Sunil Jagtiani (right), Bloomberg’s Bangkok Bureau Chief, who were speakers and the moderator of the special session organized by the bank to showcase innovative businesses in ASEAN with the aim of encouraging more innovative businesses in the region. This is in line with the theme of the 4th Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit about the future of the ASEAN economy including opportunities and challenges. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) plays an important role in the world’s economic growth. Bangkok Bank, as a leading bank in the region, is ready to support the business sector to access economic opportunities in ASEAN with its extensive international network that comprises branches in 32 locations in 15 economies worldwide including 9 branches in ASEAN.