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Bangkok Bank and Nirvana launch “Live Beyond Limits” campaign offering a special flat interest rate for one year with a low monthly repayment of 1,000 baht per million baht borrowed
September 13, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Kelvin Yoong Tao Foo and Nirvana Daii Executive Vice President of Low Rise Residence Group Nantachart Kliebphipat launched the “Live Beyond Limits” promotional campaign offering a special flat interest rate with a low monthly repayment of 1,000 baht per million baht borrowed for one year. This campaign is available to the Bank’s Home Loan customers interested in reserving or buying a house at one of eight Nirvana projects including Nirvana Beyond, Nirvana Define and Nirvana@Work. Prices range from 8 million to 60 million baht. The campaign runs from September 14-22, 2019.
Customers interested in the “Live Beyond Limits” campaign can request further information from Bualuang Phone, call 1333 or 0-2645-5555, and Nirvana Daii Call Center, call 1787.
Bangkok Bank helps customers affected by the floods
September 11, 2019
Bangkok Bank gives a scholarship to an MA student in Business Economics (English Program), Thammasat University
September 09, 2019
Bangkok Bank Chairman Piti Sithi-Amnuai (3rd from left), Senior Vice President, Human Resources Division Patima Chavalit (2nd from left) and Metropolitan Area Manager Region 9 Sirikun Chaiyasing (left) presented a scholarship to Annop Jaewisorn (3rd from right), a student who is in his second year in the Master of Arts in Business Economics (English Program), Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University. The scholarship presentation ceremony was joined by Professor Dr. Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon, Director, Graduate Program (center), and Wannah Vejbrahm, Graduate Program Coordinator (2nd from right). The graduate program was founded by Professor Dr. Puey Ungphakorn in 1969 to provide a high-quality, full-time program which is on par with international standards. This is the 13th year Bangkok Bank has supported students in this program.
Bangkok Bank joins “Money Expo Rayong 2019” to offer financial experiences in a digital age to suit all customer lifestyles
September 06, 2019
Bangkok Bank and Central offer triple privileges
August 28, 2019
Bangkok Bank Vice President Credit Card Marketing Voranuch Siratharanont and Piyawan Leelasompop, Executive Vice-President Marketing, Central Department Store have launched a new promotion offering Bangkok Bank credit cardholders triple privileges in the “Central | Zen Midnight Sale” campaign at all branches of Central and Zen. The first privilege is an On Top discount of 15% when redeeming The1 point equal to the spending amount. The second privilege is an On Top discount of 18% or a discount of 180 baht when shopping and redeeming points for every 1,000 baht/sales slip and 1,000 points. The third privilege is cash back up to 6%, or up to 4 air tickets for a Bangkok-Japan round trip, total value of 72,000 baht. Customers can enjoy these privileges from today until September 1, 2019. The Bank’s conditions apply.
Bangkok Bank showcases great deals from Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay Card
August 26, 2019
Bangkok Bank packs great privileges on shopping-dining-commuting-movies for deal lovers in one Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay card.
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Shoke Na Ranong revealed the latest Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay card privileges to better serve modern lifestyles especially to suit customers who enjoy good deals and making the most of their spending. Marketing campaigns are run throughout the year in the four most popular spending categories which are:
Bangkok Bank approved that an interim dividend be paid at the rate of 2.00 baht per ordinary share
August 23, 2019
Bangkok Bank congratulates entrepreneurs for completing AEC Business Leader Program Class 4
August 20, 2019
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich presided over the closing ceremony of the AEC Business Leader Program Class 4, where he congratulated all 38 participants. As part of its mission to be a “Trusted Friend” of Thai business owners, the Bank organizes the AEC Business Leader Program to empower entrepreneurs and help them expand their businesses across ASEAN. The closing ceremony, which was held recently at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, was joined by Office of Commercial Affairs Minister Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Jirawuth Suwanna-Arj; Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking Virasak Sutanthavibul; Senior Executive Vice President, Head of International Banking Group Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong; and Executive Vice President, Head of Metropolitan Commercial Banking Kanoksak Mokkamakkul.
Bangkok Bank highlighted its commitment to good governance and social and environmental responsibility at the Bangkok Sustainable Banking Forum 2019
August 19, 2019
Bangkok Bank Chairman Piti Sithi Amnuai (5th from right) and President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (3rd from left), together with the Bank’s directors Admiral Prachet Siridej (4th from right) Gasinee Witoonchart (3th from right) Arun Chirachavala (2 nd from left) and top executives, welcomed Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob (5th from left) and Deputy Governor for Financial Institutions Stability Ranadol Numnonda (4th from left), who visited Bangkok Bank’s booth at the Bangkok Sustainable Banking Forum 2019. Held at the Bank of Thailand, the Forum saw Bangkok Bank showcasing its work in economic, social and environmental sustainability. Bangkok Bank also signed an MOU to form the Sustainable Banking Guidelines – Responsible Lending. This is in line with the Bank’s policy to ensure all operations align to good governance and social and environmental responsibility.
Bangkok Bank presents offerings to 16 senior monks to mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent 2019
August 15, 2019
Bangkok Bank Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors Deja Tulananda, Director H.S.H. Prince Mongkolchaleam Yugala, Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom, and Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary Apichart Ramyarupa , 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 16 senior Buddhist monks from 12 temples to mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent. The Bank also offered blessings to four senior monks who were promoted to the rank of Somdet Phrarachakhana: Somdet Phra Mahathirajarn from Wat Yannawa, Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong from Wat Sommanat Ratchaworawihan, Somdet Phra Maha Weerawong from Wat Rajabophit Sathitmahasimaram and Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamongkol Muni from Wat Traimit Withayaram. This is an annual tradition by the Bank to preserve Thai religious activities and culture.
Bangkok Bank lowers MOR and MRR by 0.25% to reduce financial costs for SMEs and increase their competitiveness
August 14, 2019
Bangkok Bank offers Bangkok Bank cardholders up to 25% off the “Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019” application fee
August 07, 2019
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (2nd from left) and Executive Vice President Pochanee Kongkalai (2nd from right), the main organizers of Bangkok Bank CycleFest for the past three consecutive years, announced a 25% discount off the application fee for the event for Bangkok Bank Infinite and Bangkok Bank Platinum Leader cardholders. Holders of other Bangkok Bank credit cards or Be1st debit cards can enjoy a 20% discount from today until November 20, 2019 (or until discounts have been fully redeemed). Celebrity cyclists such as Yoe-Yossawadee Hassadeevichit, Nutt-Devahastin Na Ayudhya and Golf-Surampha Yokchotisakul will join the race. All proceeds from the “Family Ride” category will be donated to the Siriraj Foundation. Bangkok Bank invites professional and amateur cyclists and their family members to register for Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2019, which will be held from Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.
Bangkok Bank-British Embassy sign an MOU to provide Bangkok Bank Visa Infinite cardholders with a privileged service when applying for a UK visa
July 30, 2019
Bangkok Bank wins “Website of the Year-Thailand” and “Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year” at the Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2019
July 25, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice Presidents Ian Guy Gillard (middle) and Prasanee Ouiyamaphan (left) and Vice President for Shared Operation Vorachai Wattanaparadorn (right) received the “Website of the Year” and “Thailand Domestic Trade Finance Bank of the Year” awards on behalf of the Bank at the Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2019 ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. The “Website of the Year-Thailand” award reflected the Bank’s development of www.bangkokbank.com into a contemporarily designed, simple to use website under the concept of “Speed, Simplicity and Personalization” with the aim of providing customers with greater convenience and enhanced user experience. The Bank won “Trade Finance Bank of the Year” award for the fifth consecutive year, reflecting its ability to respond to the needs of entrepreneurs in the digital age. In addition, the Bank piloted a Letter of Credit (L/C) transaction between Thailand and Indonesia on R3’s CORDA Platform using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), or Enterprise Blockchain. This new digital L/C service helps save time and reduces paperwork by more than half.
Asian Banking & Finance Award 2019 is an international award for organizations with outstanding innovations that have delivered business growth in line with rapid changes in technology and consumer behavior. The award’s panel of judges comprises banking and financial services specialists from world-class consulting organizations.
Bangkok Bank showcases financial innovations and expert insights at Bangkok FinTech Fair 2019
July 18, 2019
Bangkok Bank reports second quarter 2019 net profit of 9,347 million baht
July 18, 2019
Bangkok Bank joins Thailand Industry Expo 2019 – focusing on modern financial innovations for business and supporting Thailand’s industries to success
July 17, 2019
Bangkok Bank receives Money & Banking Award 2019 win in Bank of the Year and Best Booth Design Awards in Money Expo
July 11, 2019
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich led a team of management and employees to receive Money & Banking Awards 2019 in “Bank of the Year 2019”, this is the 11 th win in 13 years, beginning in 2007, additionally Bangkok Bank received the Best Booth Design Award in Money Expo 2019 in the large space category which was presented by Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and Mr.Santi Wiriyarangsarit, Chair of the event. The Bank’s net profit in 2018 was the third-highest among Thai banks at Baht 35.3 billion, representing the highest net profit of 18.51 baht per share. In addition to its high profitability, Bangkok Bank was recognized for its prudent and steady approach in allocating reserves for doubtful accounts. Its total loan loss reserves in 2018 amounted to 147.5 billion baht, or 7.08% of total loans, which was also the highest amount among Thai banks. According to the Bank for International Standards, Bangkok Bank has a total capital adequacy ratio of 17.96%, comprising Tier-1 capital of 16.43% and Tier-2 capital of 1.53%. The Bank’s business has been guided by the philosophy of aspiring to be a trusted partner and reliable close friend. This emphasizes the value Bangkok Bank places on partnership, and developing long-term, trusted partnerships with its customers, sustaining relationships over decades and across generations. The Bank stays close to all its customers to anticipate their needs and provide them with appropriate advice and support, so they can adapt to changing circumstances.
Bangkok Bank joins Techsauce Global Summit 2019
June 19, 2019
Bangkok Bank receives three awards at The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Awards 2019 – The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand, The Best Payment Bank in Thailand and The Best Custody Bank in Thailand
June 17, 2019
Bangkok Bank Senior Vice President and Trade Finance Center Manager Kajohnsak Manaviriyakul (left), Senior Vice President and Securities Services Department Manager Mrs. Nuttanok Vichitthanarurk (middle) and Vice President and Global Payment Services Department Manager Pongbhoka Buddhi-baedya (right) represented the Bank to receive three awards at The Asian Banker Transaction Awards 2019 organized by The Asian Banker – a leading financial magazine in Asia. The three awards were The Best Trade Finance Bank in Thailand (for the eighth time), The Best Payment Bank in Thailand (for four consecutive years), and The Best Custody Bank in Thailand (for five consecutive years). This emphasizes the Bank’s status as one of the leading banks in Southeast Asia.