Bangkok Bank and innovation powerhouse Nest selected 8 outstanding startups from 119 companies worldwide to join Bangkok Bank InnoHub: Thailand’s Global FinTech Accelerator Program
June 27, 2017
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (5th from right) and Vice President of Business Investment Dr. Panukorn Chantaraprapab (5th from left), together with Mr. Lawrence Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Nest (6th from right) have officially launched Bangkok Bank InnoHub after it selected eight world-class FinTech startups or Bluefin teams. Applications were received from 119 companies from 32 countries across the world. The successful eight teams will join a comprehensive, uniquely-designed accelerator program under the concept of Inspiring Change and will receive mentoring from Bangkok Bank executives and Nest’s experts over the course of 12 weeks. At the Demo Day in September 2017 the startups will present their business plans to Thai and international investors to attract investment and partnerships to sustain their business growth. Among the eight Bluefin teams are three startups from Singapore focused on wealth-management services – Bambu, Bento, and Canopy; Covr Security (Sweden), which provides innovative mobile security services; Everex (Thailand), which offers blockchain-based financial services; First Circle (Philippines), which focuses on SME lending services; Invoice Interchange (Singapore), which offers a P2P invoice trading marketplace; and FundRadars (Thailand), which provides an application for mutual fund investors. For additional information on the program, please visit https://www.bangkokbankinnohub.com and Social Media: Facebook, IG, YouTube, Twitter - Bangkok Bank InnoHub
Bangkok Bank and innovation powerhouse Nest select 8 outstanding startups from applications across 32 countries worldwide to join Bangkok Bank InnoHub the Global FinTech Accelerator Program in Thailand
June 27, 2017
Bangkok Bank and its partner Nest, a global innovation platform supporting entrepreneurs, have selected eight of the world’s most promising FinTech (financial technology) startups to join Bangkok Bank InnoHub. The eight ‘Bluefin’ startups were chosen from applications spanning 32 countries across the world.
The selected startups will participate in a comprehensive, uniquely-designed accelerator program and work with Bangkok Bank and Nest throughout a 12-week program before presenting their business plans to Thai and international investors on Demo Day in September 2017 for potential investment and partnerships.
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich said the selection marked another milestone for Bangkok Bank InnoHub, the global FinTech accelerator program in Thailand, which reflects the bank’s commitment to fostering the growth of the FinTech startups that will be key drivers of Thailand’s financial services sector and wider economy. The program also affirms the bank’s commitment to pursuing a digital business strategy that uses technology to create and develop products and services that address customer needs. The bank has also built a FinTech team of technology experts to meet the challenges of the new technologies and reinforce its position as an innovation leader. The successful selection of eight world-class FinTech startups from applications coming from 32 countries across the world, in partnership with Nest, an internationally-recognized expert helping corporations and startups innovate together, is a significant milestone.
“InnoHub reinforces Bangkok Bank’s status as a leading regional commercial bank, attracting applicants from Europe, the US, Australia and wider Asia alongside those in ASEAN,” said Mr. Chartsiri. “We are confident Bangkok Bank InnoHub will support the government’s Thailand 4.0 national strategy by helping to add value and strengthen the services sector. We are committed to enhancing Thailand’s ecosystem, paving the way for local FinTech startups to expand regionally and internationally, and for world-class FinTech startups to build networks and partnerships with the FinTech community in Thailand and throughout ASEAN.”
Mr. Lawrence Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Nest, which has successfully created FinTech programs for several international corporations, said: “Bangkok Bank InnoHub, by accepting applications from around the world, is different from other Thai startup programs that are open only to local entrepreneurs. InnoHub’s comprehensive design draws on world-class innovation and expertise, including dedicated mentors from among Thai and international financial experts, to help shape the startups’ strategies and guide emerging entrepreneurs towards their business goals.”
Starting June 26, the eight selected startups will work with senior executives of Bangkok Bank and its dynamic and experienced business partners. The startups will also benefit from Nest’s experience in successfully organizing similar programs for multinational organizations. Demo Day is scheduled for late September when the eight startups will present their plans to Thai and international investors, particularly those in ASEAN. These potential investors include Bangkok Bank and its subsidiary Bualuang Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises including startups. The day will mark another step towards fundraising and partnership opportunities.
Dr. Panukorn Chantaraprapab, Vice President of Business Investment at Bangkok Bank, said the eight startups comprise three startups from Singapore focused on wealth-management services – Bambu, Bento, and Canopy; Covr Security (Sweden), which provides innovative mobile security services; Everex (Thailand), which offers blockchain based financial services; First Circle (Philippines), which focuses on SME lending services; Invoice Interchange (Singapore), which offers a P2P invoice trading marketplace; and FundRadars (Thailand), which provides an application for mutual fund investors.
“In today’s business, it is not the big fish that eats the small fish, but rather the fast fish that eats the slow fish,” said Dr. Panukorn. “Bangkok Bank InnoHub therefore needs to discover the ‘Bluefins’, the super-fish that are courageous, persistent and agile. We have succeeded in identifying eight startups with great potential for fast growth. The heart of InnoHub lies in providing opportunities for the startups to continue innovating and achieve sustainable growth, helping them meet and overcome their business challenges,” said Dr. Panukorn.
Bangkok Bank supports ‘Ananda Mahidol Day Commemorative Pin’ for 2017 Donation will help indigent patients at Chulalongkorn Hospital
June 21, 2017
Bangkok Bank First Regional-Metropolitan Area Manager Witthaya Ratchachainont (4th from left) and Assistant Chulalongkorn Hospital Branch Manager Saranya Taisakultip (3rd from left) presented a donation to Professor Suttipong Wacharasindhu, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (center) and Assistant Professor Pongsak Yuktanandana, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University (4th from right) to support the Faculty of Medicine’s ‘Ananda Mahidol Day Commemorative Pin’ project. The project commemorates King Ananda Mahidol’s death on 9 June and the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. The Bank has donated to this project for more than nine years to support the Ananda Mahidol Foundation, the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home, and indigent patients of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.
Bangkok Bank sponsors ‘Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2017’ a cycling program under ‘Ride for All’ concept
June 21, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (3rd from right) and Executive Vice President Pochanee Kongkalai (3rd from left) as the main sponsor of the event, were invited by a German professional cycle racer Jens Voigt (2nd from left), to join the ‘Bangkok Bank CycleFest 2017’, a cycling program designed to suit all lifestyles. The event has a variety of races and passes through scenic, green vistas under the ‘Ride for All’ concept which can be enjoyed by families and cyclists at all levels. They can also enjoy many post-cycling activities including visiting shops, restaurants and chic cafés. Those interested can register at www.bangkokbankcyclefest.com from 13 June - 10 November 2017. The event will be held from 11-12 November 2017 at Siam Country Club, Pattaya in Chonburi.
Bangkok Bank celebrates the achievements of monks and novices who passed their ninth grade Buddhist theology examination for the 44th consecutive year
June 12, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director H.S.H. Prince Mongkolchaleam Yugala (center), Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary Apichart Ramyarupa (5th from right), Executive Vice Presidents Songkram Sakulphramana (5th from left) and Thantika Bodhisompon (4th from right), together with other bank executives and staff, organized a ceremony to celebrate the success of monks and novices in the annual Buddhist theology examination in the ninth grade (the highest grade). The ceremony was presided over by a committee member of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand, Phraprommoli, who gave a congratulatory speech and presented the graduating monks and novices with fans, cloth bags and three sets of yellow robes. In 2017, 28 practitioners successfully passed the examination, consisting of 25 monks and three novices. The bank has organized the ceremony to honor the graduates for 44 consecutive years, starting in 1974. Altogether, 1,287 monks and 242 novices, or a total of 1,529 practitioners, have been honored in the ceremony and their knowledge has helped to support the teaching of Buddhist scriptures in Thailand. Bangkok Bank also provided lessons in money management for temples and training in accounting principles to the monks and novices. The knowledge will help monks to successfully manage the financial affairs of temples which teach Buddhism. The training and the ceremony to pay homage to the monks are part of the bank’s efforts to support monks’ education together with other activities which sustain Buddhism.
Bangkok Bank helps develop a new code of conduct for banking industry to encourage ethical standards and boost public confidence
June 08, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Ruchanee Nopmuang (2nd from right) pictured with Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob (center) who honored Bank executives who helped prepare a new code of conduct for the banking industry, namely Executive Vice President in charge of Accounting & Finance Division and Manager of Risk Management Ayuth Krishnamara (right), in charge of Compliance Parnsak Pruksakit (2nd from left) and Manager, Human Resources Division Vetit Assawamangcla (left). The code of conduct aims to provide up-to-date guidelines for the banking industry that meet social expectations and support the sustainable development of the Thai economy based on three principles: 1. Integrity, 2. Fairness and 3. Accountability to Stakeholders. Commercial banks, which are members of the Thai Bankers’ Association, worked together to improve commercial banks’ code of conduct, develop standards to conduct their businesses ethically and help customers be confident that they will receive fair service and accurate product information before making decisions.
Bangkok Bank sponsors Euromoney’s ‘Greater Mekong Investment Forum 2017’
June 05, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Chansak Fuangfu (3rd from right), Executive Vice Presidents Niraman Laisathit (2nd from right), Narin Opamuratawongse (2nd from left), and Suwatchai Songwanich (left), who is also Bangkok Bank (China) Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Bank of Thailand Governor Dr.Veerathai Santiprabhob and Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office of Thailand Secretary-General Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, the guest speaker for Bangkok Bank’s workshop ‘Eastern Economic Corridor Development and Implications on the GMS’, when they visited Bangkok Bank’s booth. The Greater Mekong Investment Forum was organized by Euromoney and Bangkok Bank was one of the sponsors for this event. With 32 international branches, mostly located in Southeast Asia and China, Bangkok Bank can support trade and investment among countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS). Given its long-standing relationship with GMS countries, extending over more than 50 years, Bangkok Bank has an in-depth understanding of the region.
Bangkok Bank donates chairs and outdoor umbrellas for Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram
May 31, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Apichart Ramyarupa (2nd from left), Senior Vice President Patima Chavalit (2nd from right), Metropolitan Area Manager Region 4 Yuttapong Phoomborplub (left) and Worachak Branch Manager Sirikun Chaiyasing (right) donated 300 Slender chairs and 30 outdoor umbrellas to Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Assistant Abbot and Secretary of the Supreme Patriarch Phra Phrom Munee for the use of the clergy at Wat Ratchabophit, following the appointment of the abbot of Wat Ratchabophit as the Supreme Patriarch by His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn.
Bangkok Bank presents the best business plan award for the second AEC Business Leader Program to ‘HACO’ Group
May 30, 2017
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (3rd from right), Executive Vice President Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong, the program’s director (right), together with the Secretary of the Thailand – Cambodia Business Council and the Managing Director of Logistics One Company Limited Voratat Tantimongkolsuk (2nd from right), presented awards to the participants in the second class of the AEC Business Leader Program who won the business plan competition. The competition is one of the activities undertaken by the business leaders participating in the program. Each group has to present its business plan to a panel of experts consisting of members of the Thailand – Cambodia Business Council, and Cambodian business people and executives from Bangkok Bank. HACO Group, which presented a business plan to operate an electronic appliance business in Cambodia, won the award due to its clear ideas about business operation, creativity and the practical nature of its business plan. Bangkok Bank organizes the AEC Business Leader Program twice a year, with the aim of providing Thai businesses with an understanding of the regional market mechanism which will be key to their business success.
CH. Karnchang successfully issues debentures worth Baht 6 billion to institutional and high-net-worth investors underwritten by three major banks
May 29, 2017
CH. Karnchang successfully launched four lots of senior unsecured debentures worth a total of Baht 6 billion to institutional and high-net-worth investors. The debentures were jointly underwritten by three major banks – Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank and Krungthai Bank – and were graded A- by TRIS Rating.
Bangkok Bank Senior Vice President Corporate Finance Department Prasert Deejongkit, on behalf of the joint underwriters for CH. Karnchang PCL unsecured debentures no. 1/2017, said Bangkok Bank PCL, Kasikorn Bank PCL and Krungthai Bank PCL were highly successful in the selling of the four lots of debentures. The issue attracted strong interest from institutional and high-net-worth investors, with demand up to three times the total issuance of the initial issue size of Baht 4 billion. To fulfil the needs of investors CH. Karnchang increased the issue size to Baht 6 billion.
The four lots of debentures worth a total of Baht 6 billion comprise: four-year debentures at Baht 2.25 billion in issue size, with a 2.97 percent interest rate; seven-year debentures at Baht 1.6 billion in issue size with a 3.80 percent interest rate; 10-year debentures at Baht 1.15 billion in issue size with a 4.19-percent interest rate; and 12-year debentures at Baht 1 billion in issue size with a 4.32 percent interest rate. The debentures were graded ‘A-’ by TRIS Rating on 12 May 2017. Subscriptions opened on 24-25 May 2017 and the three banks issued the debentures on 26 May 2017.
CH. Karnchang Executive Director Prasert Marittanaporn said the company would like to thank all institutional and high-net-worth investors for their interest in purchasing the company’s bonds. This success reflects their confidence in the company and its strong performance. At the end of 2016, the company reported revenue of Baht 47.019 billion with net profit of Baht 2.042 billion. Assets amounted to Baht 94.928 billion and liabilities amounted to Baht 73.074 billion. This success also reflects the company’s leadership in construction and infrastructure development in Thailand and its capacity to undertake large infrastructure construction and specialized projects. The company will use the funds from the issued bonds as working capital to support basic infrastructure developments in Thailand and overseas.
Bualuang mBanking wins Best Mobile Banking Strategy award from Retail Banking International
May 25, 2017
Bangkok Bank London Branch Manager (UK) Peeriyathep Homhuan (middle), on behalf of Bangkok Bank, received the Best Mobile Banking Strategy award for Bualuang mBanking at the Retail Banking Conference and Awards 2017, organized by the Retail Banking International (RBI) magazine in London, UK. The award took into account market penetration strategy and customers’ daily usage. Bualuang mBanking experienced a 350% increase in the number of transfers per month after adding P2P money transfers and mAlert service – with notifications about account movements, credit card payments, and usage available via push notification. Bangkok Bank continues to improve its Bualuang mBanking service to enhance the user experience, make mobile financial transactions easy, convenient and fast, ensure all customer needs are met, and provide high levels of security with cutting-edge technology. This customer focus has led to growing acceptance of Bualuang mBanking and a continuous increase in registration and usage.
Bangkok Bank signs financial support agreement with B.Grimm Power and SV Group for development of hydro power plant in Laos
May 24, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Chansak Fuangfu (left), B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited President Preeyanart Soontornwata (2nd from left), SV Group Company Limited Chairman of the Board of Directors Xaysongkham Vorachith (2nd from right), and Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) President Pisit Serewiwattana (right) signed a USD 41.60 million (Baht 1,435.2 billion) financial support agreement to fund the development of a 20.10 megawatt hydro power plant in Champasak province, the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The project, which is a joint-venture between B.Grimm Power and SV Group, will play a vital role in the country’s economic development as it will provide additional electricity to the grid, in line with the government’s policy to encourage electricity production from small-sized hydro power plants in rural areas. This financial support will play an important part in driving the renewable energy business in Laos.
Bangkok Bank and AEON give away prizes valued at Baht 750,000 for AEON cardholders withdrawing cash at Bualuang ATMs
May 23, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Prassanee Ouiyamaphan (center) and Senior Vice President Arj-harn Petchdee (2nd from right), together with AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited Director of Marketing Nuntawat Chotvijit (2nd from left), organize a campaign ‘Win gold bars and gold necklaces with AEON’ for AEON cardholders and AEON Rabbit cardholders taking out ‘AEON Your Cash’ loans by withdrawing cash at Bualuang ATMs from today – 30 June 2017. For every cash withdrawal of Baht 1,000 per slip, cardholders get a chance to join a lucky draw to win one of five gold bars valued at Baht 100,000, and one of 25 0.5 baht-weight gold necklaces, for a total of 30 prizes valued at Baht 753,750. For more information, please visit www.aeon.co.th
Bangkok Bank wins four awards from The Asset magazine stressing its success in providing trade finance and supply chain solutions
May 16, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Vice President and Trade Finance Center Manager Kajohnsak Manaviriyakul (right), on behalf of the bank, received awards from The Asset, a leading Asian financial magazine. The bank received four awards, namely Best Service Provider in Trade Finance, due to its innovative and service-oriented channels that meet the needs of businesses and its trade business partners; Best Service Provider-Supply Chain Solutions for its ability to provide a full range of supply chain solutions to meet the needs of business partners within the supply chain and the strength of its international branch and correspondent bank network covering major global economic zones; and two Triple A Best Supply Chain Solution awards for providing supply chain solutions to PTT Polymer Marketing Company Limited and Chevron Thailand Limited. For PTT Polymer Marketing, the bank won the award for its innovation in payment services and the provision of online revolving loans that facilitate the payment of goods to partners of PTT Polymer Marketing, a large corporate customer of the Bank. PTT Polymer Marketing Acting Finance and Accounting Manager Porntip Buranagarnjaroen (left) also joined the event to receive the award. For Chevron Thailand, the bank won the award for its innovative trade finance services with supply chain solutions that speed up international trade and effectively help clients manage risk by providing payment services for Chevron and its partners via Bangkok Bank’s international network.
Bangkok Bank lowers Minimum Overdraft Rate by 0.25% and Minimum Retail Rate by 0.50% to reduce financial costs for SMEs and increase their competitiveness
May 15, 2017
Bangkok Bank announced cuts of 0.250% and 0.500% in its MOR (Minimum Overdraft Rate) and MRR (Minimum Retail Rate) to 7.125% for both types of loan interest rates, effective 16 May 2017, to help lower the financial costs of SMEs, increase their competitiveness, and support the Thai economy.
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Suvarn Thansathit said the bank’s reduction of 0.250% to 7.125% in its MOR (Minimum Overdraft Rate) and 0.500% to 7.125% in its MRR (Minimum Retail Rate) would be effective 16 May 2017.
The rate reductions aim to help business operators, especially SMEs, to lower their interest rate costs which contribute to business operation costs.
“Bangkok Bank is committed to assist business operators to improve their business efficiency and competitiveness, which will help drive the economy in line with government policies”, Mr. Suvarn concluded.
Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner for all lifestyles at Money Expo 2017
May 11, 2017
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (4th from right) and Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (3rd from right), BBL Asset Management Chairman Vorawan Tarapoom (2nd from right) and Bualuang Securities President Pichet Sithi-Amnuai (right), welcomed Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong (4th from left), Bank of Thailand Governor Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob (3rd from left), Office of Insurance Commission Secretary General Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn (left) and Money Expo President Santi Viriyarungsarit (2nd from left), who visited and presided over the opening of Bangkok Bank’s booth at Money Expo 2017. The Bank’s booth this year offers modern financial products and services to respond to all lifestyle needs under the concept of ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’. The theme emphasizes that the Bank is ready to understand and help both individual and business customers to achieve their financial goals quickly and securely, while its services are available to use anywhere, anytime, and can be confidently used by all customer groups. Many promotions and gifts are also available at Bangkok Bank’s booth from 11-14 May 2017 at Challenger 2-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani.
Bangkok Bank offers modern financial products at ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’ – Money Expo 2017
May 09, 2017
Bangkok Bank is supporting Thailand’s entry to the digital economy by using Fintech innovation to develop modern financial products and services under the concept of ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’ as it focuses on technology to help customers manage their finances. This emphasizes the bank’s position as Thailand’s leading bank and a trusted friend. The bank’s innovative financial services will be showcased at Money Expo 2017 during 11-14 May 2017 at Challenger, Impact Muang Thong Thani.
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom said the concept of Money Expo 2017 is ‘Financial Innovation 4.0’ which aims to draw attention to and encourage Fintech and startups to help Thailand’s digital economy drive. The Bank uses technology to develop financial innovations that answer to customers’ needs and this year it is offering modern and high quality financial products and services at its booth under the concept ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’. The concept reflects the way the Bank helps both individual and business customers achieve their financial and business goals, sustainably, in the digital economy. This emphasizes the Bank’s position as a leading provider of modern digital banking products and services that respond to all lifestyle needs, are fast and secure, are available to use anywhere, anytime, and give confidence to all customer groups.
“This year, the bank has a 1,000-square-meter booth and is using a modern design, an airy interior space, and many tables and chairs to provide customers with convenient and easy access to our services. We have prepared a team of financial experts who will answer questions and provide advice on all types of financial products and services, and help visitors with their financial planning. We also provide multimedia for customers to make a preliminary study of product information and promotions”.
Dr. Thaweelap added that the bank is developing financial products and services that serve all customer groups’ needs. Available products and services for individuals are Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea debit card, Be1st Smart TPN Rabbit Siriraj debit card and Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay debit card, Sinmathaya Subthawee Account, or Bualuang Kids Account, Bualuang iBanking, and Bualuang mBanking with the new ‘mAlert’ features – notifications that help people keep track of account movements, remind them of credit card payments and alert them to usage of Bualuang mBanking. mAlert is available via three channels: Push Notification, SMS and email. Other services which will be available at the booth include introducing agent service, Bualuang NPA, BBLAM’s mutual funds, life insurance, non-life insurance. There will also be a Home Loan Self-Service Corner where customers can register for a special interest rate, calculate loan installments, get an initial loan approval result and submit a loan application on the bank’s website. For business customers, customers can submit online applications for Bualuang Loans for SMES at Money Expo and apply for Bangkok Bank BizPromptPay, an alternative way to receive and transfer funds electronically using a TAX ID instead of an account number which will help entrepreneurs to make financial transactions with trade partners and the government conveniently and safely while reducing cash usage.
The Bank will also offer special promotions and many privileges such as a free Limited Edition Blue Spirit Polo shirt from Chelsea Football Club valued at Baht 2,490 when customers apply for a Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea Card and pay the fees at the expo, a special home loan interest rate for customers who make an application there, free appraisal fee and management fee as well as a special interest rate for customers who register for a loan to buy Bualuang NPA. Customers who apply for two digital banking services will receive a free clean pad set valued at Baht 149. Customers who apply for Account Alert Plus or SMS Account Alert will have their fee waived for the first two months, provided they are applying for the service for the first time and have not previously received any promotion from Account Alert Plus or SMS Account Alert.
Dr. Thaweelap concluded that “We would like to invite our customers and the public to join the event and select financial products and services and get special offers and gifts at Bangkok Bank’s booth No. A5 in the Money Market Zone. On Friday May 12, we will organize an investment forum with Bualuang Securities about savings and will introduce Meet Econ Index Guru from Thai Rath TV who will recommend investment techniques. On Sunday May 14, 2017, visitors can meet Toey Jarinporn, Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay’s presenter”. Money Expo 2017 will be held from 11-14 May 2017 at Challenger 2-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani.
Bangkok Bank continues to support Pracharath Rak Samakkee by showcasing products from its network at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market
May 08, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Siridej Aungudomsin (left) and Provincial Business Banking Vice President and Manager Nattawut Petchyoi (right), together with Baan Bor Muang Noi, Na Haeo District, Loei Province Processed Agricultural Products Community Enterprise President Nuttaporn Prasrinam welcomed Interior Minister General Anungpong Paochinda (2nd from left) when he visited Bangkok Bank’s booth during the ‘Thailand Best Local Product’ fair at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market which is being held from 4 May - 24 July, 2017. Bangkok Bank has invited agriculturists from the “Modern Agriculture” project to take part and offer their products under the ‘Golden Bell’ brand at the fair. Bangkok Bank has joined with the government in the Pracharath project to move the country to Thailand 4.0, a value-based economy. Accordingly, the Bank is supporting the establishment of Pracharath Rak Samakkee (Thailand) Company Limited and Pracharath Rak Samakkee (Province) Company Limited to set up social enterprises in 76 provinces. The aim is to strengthen the business foundations of Thai communities and society in line with the project’s main goal and the Bank’s determination to build economic sustainability.
Bangkok Bank invites people to make payments with a Be1st Smart card and have a chance to win cash prizes worth Baht 84 million in a lucky draw
May 03, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Thaweelap Rittapirom (right) and Executive Vice President Thantika Bodhisompon (left) together with Finance Permanent Secretary Somchai Sujjapongse (2nd from right) and Bank of Thailand Assistant Governor in Payment Systems Policy and Financial Technology Group Siritida Panomwon Na Ayudhya (2nd from left) invited holders of all types of Bangkok Bank Be1st Smart debit cards to pay for goods and services anywhere in the country with a debit card instead of with cash, while encouraging vendors to install the Bank’s EDC machines. Spenders and vendors are eligible to win cash prizes worth a total of Baht 84 million in the lucky draw scheme under the government’s National e-Payment scheme. Every month, debit card spenders and vendors installing EDC machines get a chance to win the big prize of Baht one million as well as other smaller prizes. There will be draws for the lucky winners every month for 12 months, starting in June (for debit card payments in May). Winners will be announced on the 16th of every month, with the first announcement on 16 June 2017. Prize winners will be announced via multiple media channels and on www.epayment.go.th. Winners will be directly notified by the bank after the announcement.
Bangkok Bank develops innovative products in response to customers’ needs and presents “Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner” concept at Money Expo 2017
April 27, 2017
Bangkok Bank, in keeping with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy, is using innovation to improve customers’ quality of life by creating modern financial products and services. The Bank will join Money Expo 2017 under the concept of ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’ as it applies innovation in its business, helps customers make financial transactions easily and safely, and responds to the needs of digital lifestyles.
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom said the Bank aims to help the country in its drive towards a digital society, as proposed in the Thailand 4.0 policy. The concept of Money Expo 2017 is ‘Financial Innovation 4.0’ and Bangkok Bank will offer modern financial products and services to customers visiting the bank’s booth under the theme of ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’. The theme reflects the way the Bank helps both individual and business customers achieve their financial and business goals, sustainably, in the digital economy. This emphasizes the bank’s position as a leading provider of modern digital banking products and services that respond to all lifestyle needs, are fast and secure, are available to use anywhere, anytime, and give confidence to all customer groups.
The bank’s financial and investment experts will provide advice and answer questions, while customers who visit the bank’s booth and apply for products and services will receive special promotions and gifts. Money Expo 2017 events will be held in many regions across the nation during 2017. Money Expo Bangkok will be held on 11-14 May 2017 at Challenger 2-3, Impact Muang Thong Thani.