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Bangkok Bank invites the young generation to create content promoting tourism in 8 secondary provinces and join special courses with 8 famous directors for the Young Director Season 2 project, to stimulate sustainable and evenly distributed growth
November 28, 2023
Bangkok Bank and The Mall Group create 'the new legend for young gen shoppers, brighter than ever' with the unveiling of 'Bright Vachirawit Chivaaree' as a presenter of Bangkok Bank M Visa credit and debit cards while offering a variety of promotions to boost spending at the end of the year.
November 22, 2023
Bangkok Bank joins with The Mall Group to unveil the new presenter of 'Bangkok Bank M Visa credit and debit cards' as the very hot super star ‘Bright Vachirawit Chivaaree’ while creating ‘the new legend for new gen shoppers, brighter than ever’. Customers will experience the best shopping experience with promotions that include up to five times the number of M Points to boost spending in the festive season at the end of the year plus discounts up to 10%. Furthermore, customers can redeem two times M Points of the purchase amount and get an additional 25% discount with 0% interest on installments for up to 10 months on every item in The Mall and enjoy a full range of special services in-store, out-store and when travelling abroad.
These promotions are a result of the successful collaboration between Bangkok Bank, a leading regional bank and Thailand’s largest bank by assets, and The Mall Group, Thailand's leading retail owner and developer that has delivered continuous branch expansion and growth for more than 42 years. They aim to create a legend for shoppers by combining digital convenience with lifestyle shopping under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY to meet all the needs of shoppers through the Bangkok Bank M Visa card, covering credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, gift cards and revolving cards, to provide customers with a full range of benefits to suit every lifestyle.
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President and Credit Card Division Manager Shoke Na Ranong revealed that Bangkok Bank has recently joined The Mall Group to unveil the very hot super star 'Bright Vachirawit Chivaaree' as the new presenter of 'Bangkok Bank M Visia credit and debit cards'. He was chosen due to his outstanding character as a young gen artist with great talent and determination in continuously creating a new 'legend'. What’s more, he also enjoys new experiences in shopping and lifestyle. This time, Bright will invite all Bangkok Bank M Visa cardholders to create ‘the new legend for young gen shoppers, brighter than ever’ together.
With the launch of this card, the Bank offers a 20 inch Caggioni suitcase valued at 3,990 baht to customers who apply for Bangkok Bank M Luxe Visa Signature or Bangkok Bank M Live Visa Platinum. The card must be approved between December 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 with accumulated spending of 10,000 baht or more within 60 days after the card is approved. The applicant must be a primary cardholder who is a new Bangkok Bank credit cardholder and who has never been a cardholder of any type of Bangkok Bank credit card, nor been a Bangkok Bank cardholder who canceled the card less than one year ago. Applications open for a Bangkok Bank M Visa credit or debit card from December 1, 2023 and can be made at any Bangkok Bank branch, the Bangkok Bank M booth at The Mall department stores, or via Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking.
“We believe that the co-branded Bangkok Bank M Visa card will be another significant collaboration between the Bank and The Mall Group to deliver an enhanced shopping experience, lifestyle and financial service. With the approaching year-end spending season, the card should be an all-round solution for convenient payment, special privileges and an enhanced shopping experience. Our collaboration as mutual trusted partners will bring the best experience to all dimensions of a customer’s life and we are confident that the card will receive positive feedback,” said Mr. Shoke.
'Bangkok Bank M Visa' credit card is a new co-branded card from Bangkok Bank and The Mall Group that offers comprehensive shopping and lifestyle benefits. When using the card at The Mall, The Mall Lifestore, EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, EMSPHERE, Siam Paragon, MOnline.com and GourmetMarketThailand.com, customers will receive discounts up to 10% along with up to 4 times M Points (the normal rate is 1 M Point for every 25 baht spent). Customers who redeem two times M Points of the purchase amount will get an additional 25% discount.
Bangkok Bank M Visa debit card is available as a chip card, and a digital card used through mobile banking. Customers can apply for both types of cards. Customers who are accustomed to using cash in their daily life and who switch to using the card, will be able to receive more benefits, including discounts, M Points, and special privileges from various leading brands.
The Mall Group Chief Marketing Officer Voralak Tulaphorn said “The Mall Group joined Bangkok Bank to introduce the Bangkok Bank M Visa under the concept of 'THE LEGEMDARY – the new legend for young gen shoppers, brighter than ever'. This collaboration will create a new shopping and living experience for The Mall Group and Bangkok Bank customers with the introduction of the co-branded card presenter.
The launch of the new financial product and service will cover credit, debit, prepaid, gift and revolving cards branded under Bangkok Bank M. This major development will redefine the retail and banking business and deliver enhanced experience and privileges to all customer segments with all lifestyles. The service will cover both Thai and foreign customers who visit The Mall, The Mall Lifestore, EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, EMSPHERE and Siam Paragon. Additionally, customers can enjoy benefits from overseas department stores such as discounts or other privileges at Printemps in France, Donki in Japan and Sunway Mall in Malaysia.
Miss Voralak added, “The launch of Bangkok Bank M will help upgrade and drive Thailand’s economy. This will be a world-class card that delivers the best shopping experience and the ultimate satisfaction to our customers. The Mall Group is targeting 1.5 million Bangkok Bank M credit cards and debit cards within the first five years and we will continually offer bonuses to stimulate spending, such as special points and privileges for new applications and card spending as well as tickets for exclusive concerts for Bangkok Bank M Visa cardholders.”
This collaboration between Bangkok Bank and The Mall Group aims to provide a new shopping experience under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY. Bangkok Bank M Visa is offering shopping privileges that meet the needs of all lifestyles including:
Bangkok Bank and Hua Seng Heng launch the Hua Seng Heng USD Gold Trade app for trading gold in USD to minimize foreign exchange risk and provide convenience and will waive the gold trade fee until June 30, 2024
November 20, 2023
Bangkok Bank and Hua Seng Heng extended its business partnership by developing an application for real time gold trading in USD currency to minimize foreign exchange risk. The minimum investment is just 0.1 troy ounce. Opening an account is convenient via a mobile app, with no transaction fees charged from November 20, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Bangkok Bank presents the Royal Kathin to Wat Kaeo Pichit, a royal monastery in Prachin Burin province, supporting Buddhism for 57 consecutive years
November 13, 2023
Bangkok Bank presented the Royal Kathin in 2023 to Wat Kaeo Pichit, a royal monastery in Prachin Buri province, by organizing a grand procession joined by customers, employees, government agencies and local communities. This marks the 57th year of the Bank upholding this tradition to preserve Buddhist culture through a donation of 14,445,339.50 baht to restore the temple.
Bangkok Bank joins the 18th Money Expo Chiangmai and offers financial products, services and promotions for tax-deduction purposes from November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023 at Central Chiangmai Airport
November 10, 2023
Bangkok Bank is confident ASEAN is ready to welcome investments from around the world, organizing AEC Business Forum 2023 to bring together world-class leaders to share their perspectives on “ASEAN Rising: Capture New Growth” while supporting Thai entrepreneurs to seize opportunities for regional growth
November 02, 2023
Bangkok Bankis confident ASEAN is ready to welcome investments from around the world. The Bank believes the ASEAN economy will grow 4.6% next year and become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030, thus advising entrepreneurs to expand their businesses regionally. Recently, the Bank organized the AEC Business Forum 2023 to invite leading business gurus to share their perspectives and visions about the future of ASEAN under the topic of “ASEAN Rising: Capture New Growth” with a focus on “Rising Sectors” and “Rising Countries”. The Bank is confident in the potential of Thai entrepreneurs and supports them to penetrate regional markets for sustainable growth.
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich said that the Bank is confident that the high-potential ASEAN region will be able to grow continuously to become the world's fourth largest economy by 2030. According to the IMF, ASEAN economies are expected to grow 4.2% this year and 4.6% next year, well above the global average. It has the potential to be one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world with its rich natural resources and population of more than 650 million with a relatively high percentage of working age people.
Bangkok Bank, as a leading regional bank, organized its annual seminar, AEC Business Forum 2023, for the fifth year and the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak. This year, the event was held under the topic of “ASEAN Rising: Capture New Growth” to support Thai entrepreneurs to seize existing opportunities in the region and identify new opportunities from growing industrial businesses. The Bank was honored by experts and leading businessmen across ASEAN who came together to discuss and share their perspectives.
“We believe that ASEAN remains one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world. In addition to basic factors in terms of natural resources and population structure, the ASEAN economy is also expanding following many positive developments, such as regional free trade agreements, infrastructure investment projects, logistics connectivity and the development of innovation, an important driving force. At the same time, entrepreneurs should also pay attention to challenging factors such as the slowdown in the export situation, high interest rates and inflation, geopolitical issues and the internal limitations of each country. Therefore, it is a good opportunity to hear perspectives and experiences from executives of leading businesses in ASEAN from AEC Business Forum 2023.”
The event began with a keynote speech by Mr. Liu Xueliang, General Manager, Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division, BYD Auto Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric vehicles from China growing rapidly in Thailand and many other countries. Mr. Liu shared his vision on the growing potential of the ASEAN market, and the growth directions and opportunities of the electric vehicle industry in the region, expected to become a strategic industry that will see more investment from China. Ms. Meliza Rusli, President Director of PermataBank, also delivered a speech titled “Indonesia Rising” in the afternoon.
Another highlight of the event was the panel discussion titled “Rising Sectors” featuring leading speakers hailing from fast-growing industries in the region, comprising Mr. David Li, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Technologies (Thailand), representing the technology industry growing at an exponential rate; Dr. Songpon Deechongkit, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Siam Bioscience, representing the biotechnology industry, for which ASEAN is becoming a hub; and Dr. Robert Yap, Executive Chairman, YCH Group, representing the logistics industry, one of the key industries attracting investment into Asia as it rapidly expands.
The second panel discussion featured the topic “Rising Countries”, delving into discussions on rising ASEAN countries such as Indonesia – the major driving force of the ASEAN economy with a GDP value of over 1 trillion US dollars and one of a few countries experiencing strong recovery from Covid-19 with economic expansion of 3.7% and 5.3% in the past two years. The second country is Vietnam which serves as an important investment destination for businesses wishing to minimize geopolitical risk between China and the US. Last year, Vietnam had the highest foreign direct investment value in a decade. Large companies such as Dell, Google, Microsoft and Apple moved parts of their supply chain to Vietnam, with more of such moves predicted in the future with the benefits of the “China Plus One” strategy. In addition to Indonesia and Vietnam, AEC Business Forum participants also gained insights into trade and investment opportunities of other countries in ASEAN, highlighting the enormous business opportunities in the region.
The panel discussion on “Rising Countries” shared perspectives and economic highlights by three leading businessmen, namely Mr. John Riady, Chief Executive Officer, PT. Lippo Karawaci Tbk, Mr. Johan Nyvene, Chairman, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation and Mr. Kuok Meng Wei, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, K2 Strategic Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Kuok Group.
Bangkok Bank is ready to fully support our customers with our extensive network in nine of ASEAN’s ten markets and a solid financial business base in ASEAN’s two largest economies, Indonesia through PermataBank and Thailand where we have operated for nearly 80 years. Apart from offering a full range of financial services, we’ve continuously provided up to date information and knowledge to customers such as organizing the 5th AEC Business Forum 2023. The seminar served as a source of important information to provide businesses with new perspectives while supporting Thai entrepreneurs to transition to seize new opportunities across the region for sustainable growth in the long run,” said Mr. Chartsiri
The AEC Business Forum 2023 under the topic of “ASEAN Rising: Capture New Growth” was held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m. at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.
Bangkok Bank joins The Mall Group to launch Bangkok Bank M Visa credit card and debit card along with other financial products on December 1, 2023 to provide a wide variety of benefits to serve shopping, lifestyle and travel needs, targeting 1.5 million cards.
October 25, 2023
Bangkok Bank joins The Mall Group to create a legend for shoppers under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY by launching co-branded Bangkok Bank M Visa credit and debit cards to provide a wide range of benefits, including discounts of up to 10% and receiving up to 4 times the number of M Points. In addition, shoppers can redeem twice the value of M Points against the purchase amount, get an additional 25% discount with 0% interest on installments of up to 10 months on every item throughout The Mall, and enjoy a full range of special services both in-store and out-store. The card can also be used when travelling abroad. Bangkok Bank and The Mall Group are happy to team up as trusted partners with the mutual goal of providing an exceptional shopping experience to customers.
Bangkok Bank, a leading regional bank and Thailand’s largest bank by assets, joins The Mall Group,Thailand's leading retail owner and developer that has delivered continuous branch expansion and growth for more than 42 years, to create a legend for shoppers by combining digital convenience with lifestyle shopping under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY to meet all the needs of shoppers through the Bangkok Bank M Visa card, covering credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, gift cards and revolving cards to provide customers with a full range of benefits for every shopping lifestyle.
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich said the Bank has joined The Mall Group to create new shopping and lifestyle experiences for customers of both brands under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY that seamlessly connects the online and offline worlds to fully meet the lifestyles of modern people who seek the best choices in life, especially in terms of spending and shopping. This unique collaboration combines the best of both worlds to provide a wide range of privileges that perfectly meet the needs of each group of customers. At the same time, this will redefine the meaning of ultimate living for customers.
On this occasion, the Bank has launched the 'Bangkok Bank M Visa' credit card, a new card offering comprehensive shopping and lifestyle benefits. When using the card at The Mall, The Mall Lifestore, EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, EMSPHERE, Siam Paragon, MOnline.com and GourmetMarketThailand.com, get discounts of up to 10% along with up to 4 times the number of M Points (the normal rate is 1 M Point for every 25 THB spent). When shoppers redeem twice the number of M Points against the purchase amount, they get an additional 25% discount.
Bangkok Bank M Visa debit card is available as a chip card, and a virtual card used through mobile banking. Customers can apply for both types of cards. For customers who are accustomed to using cash in their daily life and switch to using the card, it will allow them to receive more benefits, including discounts, M Points, and special privileges from various leading brands.
'Bangkok Bank has continuously acted as a trusted partner for our customers. Today, we are pleased to join The Mall Group, a leading department store business who has provided exceptional experiences to their wide base of loyal customers. This collaboration will provide customers with the best experience in every way, and we are confident that it will be met with a positive response,' said Mr. Chartsiri.
The Mall Group Chairwoman Supaluck Umpujh said The Mall Group, Thailand's leading retail owner and developer that has delivered continuous branch expansion and growth for more than 42 years, has joined Bangkok Bank, a leading regional bank and Thailand’s largest bank by assets, with more than 10 million retail customers nationwide including corporate and SME customers, to create a value chain and strengthen the businesses of both organizations by launching financial services covering credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, gift cards and revolving cards under the name of Bangkok Bank M. This major development will create new segments within the retail and banking industries. The Mall Group is pleased and honored to announce a visionary partnership with Bangkok Bank. This grand partnership aims to provide a legendary redefined experience and privileges to customers and covers the needs of all groups and lifestyles with convenience, speed and high security. The service will be available to both Thai and foreign customers visiting The Mall, The Mall Lifestore, EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, EMSPHERE, and Siam Paragon. The cards can be used worldwide.
To operate its retail business effectively, The Mall Group must understand more complicated customer behavior, requiring a marketing strategy that requires data analytics. The Mall Group has developed a member database to analyze customer spending data. This helps to better understand customer needs and enables The Mall Group to deliver a better customer experience to meet all needs and lifestyles.
The Mall Group currently has 5.3 million M card members and 50% pay via Digital Payment such as by credit card, debit card and QR Code. Many customers prefer to make a digital payment as it’s secure, convenient and value for money. This collaboration aims to fulfil the shopping needs of all customers.
An interesting element of this co-branded card is that members can use the card in department stores as well as hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues in Thailand and overseas, as the cards offer M Points, privileges and discounts.
Miss Supaluck added, 'The launch of Bangkok Bank M will help upgrade and drive Thailand’s economy. This will be a world-class card that delivers the best shopping experience and the ultimate satisfaction to our customers. The Mall Group is targeting 1.5 million Bangkok Bank M credit cards and debit cards within the first five years and will continually offer bonuses to stimulate spending,'such as special points and privileges for new applications and card spending as well as tickets for exclusive concerts for Bangkok Bank M Visa cardholders.'
This collaboration between Bangkok Bank and The Mall Group aims to provide a new shopping experience under the concept of THE LEGEMDARY. Bangkok Bank M Visa is offering shopping privileges that meet the needs of all lifestyles including:
Bangkok Bank M Visa credit card and debit card will be available from December 1, 2023 and other products will be available from 2024 onward.
Bangkok Bank M Visa privileges:
1.) EXCLUSIVE IN-STORE BENEFITS at The Mall, The Mall Lifestore, EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, EMSPHERE, Paragon, MOnline.com and Gourmetmarketthailand.com
2.) FAST-TRACK M POINTS EARNED
3.) ACROSS-THE-GLOBE TRAVEL BENEFITS & PRIVILEGES – Carry your privilege wherever you travel around the world.
In addition, Bangkok Bank M Visa cardholders will receive special privileges such as special discounts, reserved parking, two additional hours of parking, special lounge, personal shopping assistance within the department stores, special birthday month privileges and tickets for exclusive concerts exclusively for Bangkok Bank M Visa cardholders.
Enjoy Money Can't Buy Experiences at EM DISTRICT – an initiative by EM DISTRICT to create a different experience for customers in the more affluent segment, enabling EMPORIUM, EMQUARTIER, and EMSPHERE to win the hearts of customers while creating good sales for stores especially in the Luxury Segment, which are divided into three main areas: Extraordinaire Em District Events, Global Prestigious Experiences and Premiere Takeoff for our special customers.
These special privileges are for Bangkok Bank M Legend card members and customers who are eligible according to the specific terms and conditions of each activity.
For those interested in Bangkok Bank M Visa credit and debit cards, please contact Bangkok Bank branches or Bangkok Bank Call Center at 1333 or 0 2645 5555 or contact M Card Contact Center at 0 2789 5555 every day from 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Bangkok Bank expresses condolences over the passing of H.E. Mr. Aziz Phitakkumpon, the 18th Sheikhul Islam of the Kingdom of Thailand, joining the Janazah Prayer at the central mosque of Songkhla province
October 24, 2023
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Pochanee Kongkalai and the Bank’s executives expressed condolences over the passing of H.E. Mr. Aziz Phitakkumpon, the 18th Sheikhul Islam of the Kingdom of Thailand, who returned to the mercy of Allah on October 22, 2023. The Janazah Prayer in absentia (Solat Al Ghaib) for the 18th Sheikhul Islam of Thailand was held on October 23, 2023, at the central mosque of Songkhla province. They were welcomed by Senator Saki Phitakkumpon, representing the family along with Sheikhul Islam senior chairman Arun Bunchom. Bangkok Bank would like to express profound condolences and remember the good deeds of the 18th Sheikhul Islam of Thailand who made various contributions to the Islamic religion in Thailand. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.
Bualuang Ventures Managing Director receives award for being role model in the venture capital and securities sector, reflecting its investment focus on technology and innovation and partnership with Bangkok Bank to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs
October 20, 2023
Bualuang Ventures Managing Director Krit Phanratanamala was selected as a role model of 2023 in the venture capital and securities sector in the Quality Persons of the Year 2023 project organized by The Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand (FSTT). He received the honorary award plaque from Privy Privy Councilor Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungsawang who chaired the event on October 19, 2023 at Vayupak Convention Centre, Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel and Convention Centre. The event was organized to recognize individuals who use science and technology for their work and for the benefit of society.
Representing Bualuang Ventures Mr. Krit said he was very pleased and honored to be selected as a role model of 2023 in the venture capital and securities sector. He adopts the thinking and knowledge of science and technology in his work process while promoting the development of digital technology and innovation within his scope of operations. This aligns with the policy of its parent company, Bangkok Bank. An example is the most recent investment in STelligence, a service provider of digital technology, deep analytics and innovation to improve work efficiency and create value for business while enhancing security together.
'The development of innovation and technology is essential in the present and future world; however any adoption of technology needs to match with the business needs of the company, its partners including Bangkok Bank, and the Bank's customers. The projects in which Bualuang Ventures invests must consider these dimensions in a comprehensive manner so that they can be implemented especially for Bangkok Bank's customers including large corporates and SME operators across the country. We are proud to receive this award as we help supporting Bangkok Bank's role as ‘a trusted partner’ by cultivating technologies and innovations to become real-world solutions that support customers' businesses to compete in the digital age, efficiently solve their issues and to drive their sustainable growth.' Mr. Krit said.
The Quality Persons of The Year project is one of the activities organized by The Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand (FSTT) and held annually on the 19th of October (also known as Thailand Technology Day) since 2013 until now. The project provides recognition to individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in science and technology. The project consists of the 'Quality Persons of The Year 2023' award which recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of science and technology, the 'Role Model of the Year 2023 in Business Sector' award which recognizes those with outstanding implementation of science and technology in their work and for the benefit of society and lastly, the “Quality Youths of The Year 2023” scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate good knowledge of science and technology or dedicate their time to benefit society.
Bangkok Bank reports net profit of Baht 32,773 million for the nine months of 2023
October 19, 2023
Bangkok Bank joins 3Plus to offer the ‘3Plus Premium’ package that enables customers to watch all previous content without commercial interruption just by applying for Bangkok Bank Mobile Banking starting at 59 baht with one month free for new customers – emphasizing the Bank’s status as a trusted partner to provide special privileges for all lifestyles
October 16, 2023
Bangkok Bank’s board of directors, executives and employees participate in a garland-laying ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great on October 13, 2023
October 13, 2023
Bangkok Bank cooperates with A money to provide well-rounded transactions; pay card bills-direct debit via mobile banking, withdraw cash via Bualuang ATMs to be a 'reliable close friend' and make your financial transactions easy, safe - anywhere, anytime
October 11, 2023
Bangkok Bank joins 10th Money Expo Udonthani as a trusted partner to showcase many great financial products and services with exclusive networking activities to help businesses enjoy strong and sustainable growth, from October 6, 2023 - October 8, 2023
October 06, 2023
‘Trusted partner’ – Bangkok Bank Executive Vice Presidents Pochanee Kongkalai and Pornpimon Trongtiengdham together with Vice President, Northeastern Region 2 Manager Somsri Saikam, executives and staff welcomed Deputy Minister of Finance Krisada Chinavicharana, Money Expo Chairman Santi Viriyarangsarit and Co-Chairman of Money Expo Pakanee Viriyarungsarit who presided over Bangkok Bank’s booth opening ceremony and visited the booth. The booth is designed under the concept of “Inspiring Your Future”. Money Expo Udonthani 2023 was held during October 6 – 8, 2023 at Udonthani Hall, 4th floor, Central Udonthani.
Customers in Udonthani and nearby can get financial and investment advice and apply for various financial products and services that meet the needs of all lifestyles and enjoy special promotions at Bangkok Bank’s booth including digital banking services that will help you make financial transactions with ease, anywhere, anytime with confidence such as:
Building future wealth through a variety of financial and investment products and services. The products include Bualuang Green Loans that support individual customers and SME to access new financial services and be a part of sustainable growth along with building wealth for the future through sustainable investing and various forms of investment from leading partners.
Exclusive activities! “BBL Networking” with a trusted partner, an opportunity for Bangkok Bank customers to meet and share views, opinions, and insights with the bank's executive team led by Bangkok Bank Executive Director Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj to inspire and expand a strong business network by being a partner that supports sustainable business models that help clients successfully create innovations to increase product value and thrive.
Bangkok Bank collaborates with UnionPay International and Ctrip to provide Chinese tourists with a seamless and convenient experience in Thailand, supporting the Thai economy
October 03, 2023
Bangkok Bank highlights its commitment to be an ‘Organization for Sustainable Development’, joins Sustainability Expo 2023 to showcase success stories to inspire Thai businesses and people to create value for a sustainable future
October 02, 2023
2. Bualuang Save the Earth: Rak Tha Chin project
Bangkok Bank joined with partners, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Pollution Control Department, the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and the Office of the Public Sector Development, the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Association of Thai Listed Companies, to help solve the waste problem in five main rivers which flow to the Gulf of Thailand. The pilot phase focused on collecting, separating and recycling waste as well as working with local people to add value to water hyacinth businesses to generate income for the community.
“Data from the Marine and Coastal Resources Research & Development Institute, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources shows there are 1.29 million pieces of waste, weighing 1,540 tons, flowing from five main rivers to the Gulf of Thailand each year. The Tha Chin river has the third highest waste with an average of 1.66 million pieces of waste per year, weighing 219 tons. The amount of waste increased from 125 tons in 2021 to 219 tons in 2022. The bank is aware of the problem and has stepped in to take care of the Tha Chin River by deploying litter traps (booms) and supporting their operation for more than five years to ensure communities can have sustainable waste management,” said Mr. Kobsak.
3. Green Finance
Bangkok Bank included sustainable development as a component of its support and facilitation of funding for use in government and private sector projects that support sustainability or Green Finance by underwriting ESG bonds (Environmental, Social and Governance). In 2022, the Thai capital market had a total value of ESG bonds issuance of 157,463 million baht, of which 119,145 million baht, or 76% of total ESG bonds issuance, was underwritten by the bank.
Mr. Kobsak said the bank’s constant work and outstanding accomplishments saw it win three sustainable finance awards: Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Thailand and Outstanding Leadership in ESG-related Loans for Asia-Pacific from Global Finance’s Sustainable Awards 2023, held by Global Finance, UK’s leading financial magazine, and Best Sustainable Bank in Thailand from FinanceAsia Awards 2023, held by FinanceAsia, Asia Pacific’s leading financial and investment magazine. The bank took great pride in the wins, which reflected the success of the bank in driving the business of sustainable development. It may also inspire Thai entrepreneurs and people to help improve sustainable social development.
Sustainability Expo 2023 “Good Balance, Better World” is ASEAN’s largest sustainability expo, held by a collaboration of many parties including government, the private sector and communities. This year’s expo, under the concept of Sufficiency for Sustainability, takes place from Friday, September 29, 2023 – Sunday, October 8, 2023 (ten days) at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The expo features more than 300 global experts, panel discussions, eight zones of exhibitions for organizations and the general public to help encourage sustainability and long-term environmental care.
Visitors to Bangkok Bank’s booth can join a quiz to get a free cloth bag (one bag per one person only, or until stock lasts) at Hall 1 – 4, G floor, October 2, 2023 – October 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Bangkok Bank increases deposit and loan interest rates with Thai economy is expected to continue expanding.
September 28, 2023
Bangkok Bank is raising both deposit and loan interest rates with Thai economy is expected to continue expanding, with effect from September 29, 2023.
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Mr. Suvarn Thansathit said that Bangkok Bank has announced an increase in deposit and loan interest rates. The deposit interest rate is increasing by 0.10-0.25%, maximum interest rate for savings deposits is 0.55% per annum, e-Savings deposits under 1 million baht interest rate 1.50% per annum and over 1 million baht increased to 0.65% per annum, 3-month fixed deposits to 1.20% per annum, 6-month fixed deposits to 1.25% per annum, and 12-month fixed deposits to 1.60% per annum, 24-month fixed deposits to 2.00% per annum, and 36-month fixed deposits to 2.10% per annum.
In terms of loan interest rates is increasing by 0.25%, the MLR (Minimum Loan Rate) to 7.10% per annum, the MOR (Minimum Overdraft Rate) to 7.55% per annum and the MRR (Minimum Retail Rate) to 7.30% per annum.
Bangkok Bank encourages the healthcare industry to use AI to increase treatment efficiency by supporting the Thailand Healthcare AI Conference & Datathon 2023 – Bangkok Summit
September 28, 2023
Bangkok Bank donated more than 72 million baht to the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University to help underprivileged patients
September 27, 2023
Bangkok Bank organizes the Buddhabhiseka ritual for 'Phra Rattanasuwan', a venerated Buddha image in Prachinburi, as a souvenir for Royal Kathin 2023 at Wat Kaeo Phichit, a royal monastery in Prachinburi province
September 26, 2023