Bangkok Bank donates Baht 300,000 to Sai Jai Thai Foundation under Royal Patronage
April 20, 2017
Bangkok Bank Vice President, Metropolitan Region 6 Thodsaporn Soponstiensuk (2nd from right) and Assistant Vice President Kanyanat Prasitthiphat (right) on behalf of Bangkok Bank donated Baht 300,000 to Sai Jai Thai Foundation Vice Chairman Lieutenant General Thamrongrat Kaewkarn, M.D. (center), Executive Director Thanpuying Sumalee Chatikavanij (2nd from left) and Director and Treasurer Amara Intawong (left) during the Sai Jai Thai Day. The donation was in remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and in honor of His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Consort of His Majesty King Bhumibol, and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The Sai Jai Thai Foundation under Royal Patronage has organized various activities to raise funds to help maintain the quality of life for members of the armed forces and civilians who have become disabled from performing their duties in defence of the country.
Bangkok Bank supports Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research to strengthen SMEs and Community Enterprises towards prosperity and sustainability
April 19, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Siridej Aungudomsin (2nd from right) and Vice President Mokara Kosalwit (right) from the Business Banking Division, together with Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, Ministry of Science and Technology Governor, Dr. Luxsamee Plangsangmas (2nd from left) and Director of Business Service Division Trun Sirikanchana (left), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on strengthening the business potential for micro and community enterprises by integrating science, technology and innovation in business operations. Furthermore, the Bank and the Institute will collaborate on developing financial tools to help business operators increase their competitiveness while raising the quality and value of their products and services to meet global demands. The Bank hopes that supporting these enterprises will create more jobs and more income which will help the country move forward in a stable and sustainable manner.
Bangkok Bank and Sansiri launch home loan campaign 2.99% interest rate for 3 years at 56 projects
April 18, 2017
Bangkok Bank Senior Vice President of the Product and Distribution Department Pimonporn Poolnapol (2nd from right), Vice President of Consumer Banking Somchai Phantharak (2nd from left), and Sansiri Senior Executive Vice President Metha Angwatanapanich (3rd from right) have launched a home loan campaign with a special interest rate of 2.99% for three years. Customers can enjoy easy monthly repayments of Baht 3,000 for borrowings of a million baht. The special fixed rate will apply for the first three years while for the rest of the contract term the rate of MRR-2.00% will be charged (MRR = Minimum Retail Rate). The special deal is available at 56 Sansiri projects including detached houses, townhouses and condominiums, and is available to customers who book, apply for a loan and register a mortgage from today until 30 June 2017. The Bank and Sansiri’s conditions apply. Bangkok Bank and Sansiri collaborated in creating this special interest rate campaign to make it easier for customers to make a decision when they are thinking about buying a house. Interested customers wanting more information can call Bualuang Phone 1333, and Sansiri’s Call Centre 1685, www.sansiri.com
Bangkok Bank (China) welcomes Thailand National Defence College students Class 59 and gives talks on ‘China Economic Outlook’ and ‘One Belt, One Road Initiative’
April 11, 2017
Bangkok Bank (China) Chief Executive Officer Suwatchai Songwanich welcomed teachers and students from Class 59 of The National Defence College of Thailand, an education and research organization of the Thai Ministry of Defence, upon their study trip to Bangkok Bank (China), Head Office, Shanghai and gave special talks on ‘China Economic Outlook’ and ‘One Belt, One Road Initiative’ to provide knowledge on trends, investments and also new trading routes connecting China to other countries which impact Thailand economically, socially and culturally. Bangkok Bank has been doing business in China for more than 30 years and is the first and only Thai bank with a local bank license, operated under the name of Bangkok Bank (China), which has six branches to support investors in Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen and Chongqing, and a sub-branch in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone.
Bangkok Bank receives authorization from Chelsea Football Club to give ‘Blue Spirit Limited Edition’ shirts to customers opening a deposit account and applying for a Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card
April 10, 2017
Bangkok Bank has launched an authorized Chelsea Football Club ‘Blue Spirit Limited Edition’ polo shirt, valued at Baht 2,490. A limited number of 200,000 shirts are being offered to customers who open a new deposit account and apply for a ‘Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card’. For a total cost of Baht 900 in sign-up and annual fees, customers will receive Thailand’s first-ever passbook and debit card co-designed by Chelsea Football Club, as well as a ‘Blue Spirit Limited Edition’ polo shirt. The card reflects the spirit of The Blues and is being issued to please Chelsea Football Club’s fans in Thailand and make all Blues’ fans proud. The convenient all-in-one card offers many privileges from Bangkok Bank, Chelsea Football Club, Rabbit, Thai Payment Network and UnionPay, with features for shopping, cash withdrawals and travel. The free shirt will be given to customers applying from now until 31 March 2018, or while stocks last, at Bangkok Bank’s participating branches. The bank’s conditions apply. For more information, visit www.bangkokbank.com/debitcard or call Bualuang Phone 1333.
Bangkok Bank visits war veterans in tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the occasion of her birthday
April 10, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director H.S.H. Prince Mongkolchaleam Yugala and Executive Vice President Apichart Ramyarupa as well as other executives and staff visit military patients police and volunteers who are injured or disabled due to the duty and sacrifice for the nation. Accommodation in Veterans Hospitals with gave money luncheon and show Thai dance music performances by students at Bunditpatanasilpa Institute. To encourage the patients for Director of The Veterans General Hospital Dr.Agrapong Panjakra welcomed. This is an activity traditionally held by the Bank for more than 13 years. To offer a charity for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the occasion of her birthday on April 2nd every year.
Bangkok Bank and FamilyMart launch a campaign for international travelers to get a free can of Coke when withdraw cash at any Bualuang ATM
April 07, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Prassanee Ouiyamaphan (2nd from left) and Senior Vice President Arj-harn Petchdee (left) in collaboration with Central FamilyMart Co., Ltd. Vice President Akarin Phureesitr (2nd from right) launched a campaign to provide special privilege for customers holding Visa, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, AMEX, Diners Club, EXK, DISCOVER and MEPS debit and credit card issuing overseas when make a cash withdrawal at 9,400 Bualuang ATMs nationwide. Customers can bring a promotion slip receiving after making cash withdrawal to redeem a free can of 325 cc Coke at 1,150 FamilyMart stores nationwide (1 slip/transaction and limited to 20,000 cans/month) from now to 31 May 2017. For more information, please contact Bualuang Phone 1333.
Bangkok Bank pleases Chelsea Football Club fans by launching Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card for The Blues
April 05, 2017
Bangkok Bank has launched the Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card and passbook, Thailand’s first debit card featuring a Chelsea Football Club limited edition design. The card reflects the spirt of The Blues and is sure to make all Blues’ fans proud. Available now, the card offers many privileges from Bangkok Bank, Chelsea Football Club, Rabbit, Thai Payment Network and UnionPay, with features for shopping, cash withdrawals and convenient travel, all in the one card.
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr.Thaweelap Rittapirom said the card responds to the needs of Thai football fans, many of whom are from the younger generation.
“Bangkok Bank is the first and only bank to receive the honour of being trusted as an official partner in Thailand of Chelsea Football Club. This re-emphasizes the bank’s focus on meeting the different lifestyle needs of our customers with appropriate products and services. Football is a sport that reaches people of all ages, with great potential for development. Chelsea Football Club is popular among Thai fans, especially the younger generation who like watching great football players. This card will help the Bank attract younger-generation customers.”
Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card is a debit card with multiple functions that allows users to withdraw cash, ride on the BTS and BRT, and make payments at Rabbit-participating merchants. This card has a unique design, featuring the Chelsea Football Club logo on both the card and the passbook to attract Chelsea fans in Thailand. The strategic approach of sports marketing and leveraging brand loyalty has been a major selling point for the product. This card is secure with Chip and 6-digit PIN technology that meets the standards of Thai Payment Network (TPN) and UnionPay International.
Customers interested in becoming part of The Blues family by joining activities and enjoying privileges can apply for the Be1st Smart Rabbit Chelsea card at any Bangkok Bank branch in Bangkok and its metropolitan area, as well as at participating provincial branches. For more information, visit www.bangkokbank.com/debitcard, Bangkok Bank branches or call Bualuang Phone 1333.
‘Bualuang mBanking’ honoured with the award for Distinguished Achievement in the Category of Innovation Project at the Thailand ICT Excellence Awards 2017
April 03, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Prassanee Ouiyamaphan (3rd from right), Assistant Vice President, Mobile Banking Warintra Sritipakorn (2nd from right) and Assistant Vice President, New Projects Manon Varapukde (right) – the Bualuang mBanking development team – received the award for Distinguished Achievement in the Category of Innovation Project on the project mobile banking from the Minister of Digital Economy and Society Dr.Pichet Durongkaveroj (left) at the Thailand ICT Excellence Awards 2017 organized by the Thailand Management Association. The award committee considered organizations that show creativity in using ICT for new ways of working which result in distinctive benefits to the organization and demonstrate that they were innovators in their industry. This award again highlighted the success of Bualuang mBanking as a creator of innovation useful for customers that responds to modern lifestyle needs and maximizes service efficiency.
Bangkok Bank invites businesses to sign up for ‘BizPromptPay’ as a new alternative to making and receiving payments
March 30, 2017
Bangkok Bank invites juristic persons to register for BizPromptPay, a new alternative to receive and transfer money electronically using a TAX ID number or juristic person registration number instead of a bank account number. This alternative will allow business operators to perform financial transactions with partners, including government agencies and private businesses, conveniently and securely while reducing constraints of cash handling and delays in receiving funds from cheques. In addition, businesses can also check for information on individual money transferers and other details through Bangkok Bank’s cash management services, including BIZ iBanking and Corporate iCash, which provide easy transfer of funds anywhere, anytime, 24-hours a day with lower fees. Bangkok Bank helps businesses keep pace with global trends and be ready for the digital economy. Juristic persons who want to apply for BizPromptPay are required to prepare documents including a registration form, the company’s Registration Certificate, the identification card of the company’s authorizing director, and the identification card of the corporate income taxpayer. BizPromptPay registration can take place at any Bangkok Bank branch. To download a registration form, please go to www.bangkokbank.com/bizpromptpay or call Bualuang Phone 1333, press 162 for more information.
Bangkok Bank and Hua Seng Heng introduce a new cashless innovative channel ‘Gold Express’ for the first time in Thailand
March 27, 2017
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich (3rd from right) and Senior Executive Vice President Chansak Fuangfu (2nd from right) together with Hua Seng Heng Group Chief Executive Officer Tanarat Pasawongse (2nd from left) introduced Gold Express, an automatic machine for buying and selling gold, for the first time in Thailand. This development between Hua Seng Heng and Bangkok Bank will allow customers a self-service facility to buy and sell gold with a real-time rate that requires no cash. Bangkok Bank’s payment system offers an opportunity for customers to pay for gold purchases with any Bangkok Bank debit card. Bangkok Bank Hua Seng Heng Debit Purchasing Card has a transaction limit of Baht 99,900,000 with a daily spending limit of up to Baht 999,999,999. Other Bangkok Bank debit cards have a transaction limit of Baht 999,999 with no daily spending limit. To receive payment from selling gold, customers’ citizen IDs must be registered with Bangkok Bank PromptPay in order to receive a funds transfer from Hua Seng Heng. This innovative channel provides convenience, speed and security for customers buying and selling gold without using cash. At present, eight Gold Express Machines are readily available at Hua Seng Heng gold shop branches across Bangkok.
Bangkok Bank invites you to grow your future wealth with investment products at SET in the City 2017
March 23, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (5th from left) and Executive Vice President Pochanee Kongkalai (4th from left), BBL Asset Management Chairman of Executive Board Voravan Tarapoom (6th from right), Bualuang Securities President Pichet Sithi-Amnuai (5th from right) and Managing Director Bannarong Pichyakorn (2nd from left), Bangkok Capital Asset Management Managing Director Mayvadee Prasertsintanah (3rd from left) and executives welcomed SET Chairman Dr. Chaiyawat Wibulswasdi (6th from left) as he visited Bangkok Bank’s SET in the City booth under the design concept of ‘Grow your wealth for the future – start your financial planning today’. Bangkok Bank and its subsidiaries have prepared teams of expert advisors and financial planners to help you plan your finances, protect your wealth, and achieve your financial goals. Special promotions and great privileges for many financial products and services are on offer.
Bangkok Bank partners with innovation powerhouse Nest to kick-start its international FinTech startup program
March 16, 2017
Bangkok Bank is announcing its international FinTech accelerator program, Bangkok Bank InnoHub, in partnership with corporate innovation partner, Nest. The 12-week intensive and world-class program will take place in the bank’s home market of Bangkok, Thailand. The program exemplifies the bank’s drive to inspire change, and solidifies its commitment to exploring and adopting innovative new technologies.
As the country’s leading commercial bank, and one of the largest banks in Southeast Asia, Bangkok Bank is committed to supporting Thailand’s innovation ecosystem and uniquely positioned to offer high-potential, local and international FinTech startups the opportunity to gain validation and scale over an accelerated period. Over the course of the 12-week program, Bangkok Bank, in partnership with Nest, will work with up to eight early-stage companies that are looking to accelerate their growth with the support of a leading financial institution.
Bangkok Bank President Chartsiri Sophonpanich said the Bangkok Bank InnoHub program will give local startups an opportunity to expand regionally and internationally while offering global startups an opportunity to collaborate with Thai and ASEAN communities.
Mr. Panukorn Chantaraprapab, Executive of Business Investment Department of Bangkok Bank, added that “Under the overall theme of Inspiring Change, we believe InnoHub will tie in well with the Thai government’s 4.0 policy to build a more innovative, value-added and service-orientated economy. For Bangkok Bank there is the potential to adopt new technologies to further the development of innovative services and experiences for our customers, and in partnership with Nest we will source and select startups that have strong relevance to our business.”
Founders selected to join the program will gain unique access to Bangkok Bank and Nest’s global network of specialists in technology adoption, who will offer strategic advice to help prepare them for a potential pilot project or integration with the bank. Supplementary curricula, delivered by a team of innovation experts at Nest, and dedicated mentors in the program will also help startups gain ground on their individual objectives.
Bangkok Bank InnoHub will give the bank’s new venture capital company, Bualuang Ventures, the opportunity to explore investment opportunities with some of the world’s most innovative financial technology companies.
Bualuang Ventures is a venture capital subsidiary of Bangkok Bank focused on investment in SMEs and startup companies with high growth potential. In this program, Bualuang Ventures will explore the investment opportunity with the FinTech startups from all over the world and provide consultation and advisory services to prepare InnoHub participants for their follow-on investment opportunities.
The program, which is now accepting applications, will commence in June 2017 and take place at Bangkok Bank’s unique innovation facility in the heart of the city. While Bangkok Bank and Nest welcome applications from all FinTech startups, the content and opportunities presented over the 12-week period will particularly benefit early-stage companies developing technologies for payments, electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC), machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). The global call out for founders is also geared towards companies with technologies that have direct relevance to the Thai market, or potential for adoption in the ASEAN market.
Nest CEO Mr. Lawrence Morgan added: “Thailand’s startup ecosystem is going through an exciting period of intense growth and change. We are excited to partner with Bangkok Bank to build further momentum and deliver value for Thailand and the greater region. For the companies selected for this program, our aim is to not only give them access to opportunities domestically in Thailand, but also to create a hub for early-stage companies looking to gain traction in other ASEAN markets, thereby positioning Thailand as a gateway into ASEAN.” Nest has successfully run similar programs with major corporates in Hong Kong, Singapore and Nairobi.
The program is open to FinTech founders of all nationalities, aged 18 and over. Applications will open on 16 March 2017 and close on 10 May 2017. The program will conclude in a Demo Day in September 2017, an event where the selected startups will pitch their business to Thailand and ASEAN’s investment community in a bid to secure funding and partnerships.
Bangkok Bank provides financial support for ‘Real Asset’ in ‘LAVIQ Condominium Sukhumvit 57’
March 15, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Changsak Fuangfu (2nd from right) and Corporate Banking Vice President and Manager Aranya Treekittinurak (right) jointly signed an MOU with Real Asset Development Managing Director Sakulthorn Juangroongruangkit (2nd from left) and Business Development, Sales and Marketing Director Nattaporn Klangruangsang (left) to provide financial support for the construction of LAVIQ Condominium with a project value more than Baht 3,800 billion. This luxury condo is located in Sukhumvit 57 near BTS Thong Lo Station. Luxury condominium decorated with the best furniture is Fendi Casa 33 floors space of 42-357 square meters, 235 units with starting price of 9.7 million baht. Inside the project include parking for super cars and super bikes. Virtual Reality Simulator Leisure area, city view and event area. Lounge Ozone pool and cliff model for children. With 11 real estate development experiences focused on the new generation. With distinctive design different in modern style for target directly. Make every project successful and well received.
Bangkok Bank donates 29th school building to school in Bueng Kan province
March 09, 2017
Bangkok Bank Director H.S.H. Prince Mongkolchaleam Yugala (6th from right), Executive Vice President Apichart Ramyarupa (5th from left), and Senior Vice President Patima Chavalit (4th from left), together with Bank executives and staff, joined a ceremony for handing over its 29th school building, to Choomchonbannonsomboon School (Bangkok Bank 29) in the northeastern province of Bueng Kan. The donation was received by representatives of the province including Bueng Kan Governor Mr. Pisut Busayapanpong (5th from right), Bueng Kan Primary Educational Service Area Office Representative Niphon Thindonmu, and School Principal Somporn Teehokham, as well as teachers, students and local people. Bangkok Bank provided a budget of Baht 4.2 million for the construction of the school building along with related facilities and equipment. The Bank initiated the project for donating school buildings to rural areas in 1975, and has since donated school buildings to 29 schools in 28 provinces across Thailand. The Bank continues to maintain these school buildings so that they remain in good shape and conducive to the learning of young people. The project reflects the Bank’s determination to support education, which is a vital element for the country’s development.
Bangkok Bank receives three Excellence Awards for 2016 from the Finance Ministry and the Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA)
March 07, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice-President Sa-Ard Theerarojanawong (4th from left) and members of the Bank’s treasury team accepted awards from the Secretary-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission Rapee Sucharitkul (4th from right) during the ThaiBMA Best Bond Awards 2016 ceremony organized by the Thai Bond Market Association. Bangkok Bank won a total of three awards including two Ministry of Finance Awards for ‘Best Primary Market Contributor’, given to a financial institution achieving the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market, and ‘Best Secondary Market Contributor’, given to a financial institution achieving the highest trade value of government bonds in the secondary market. The Bank also won the ThaiBMA Award for ‘Best Bond Dealer’, given to the financial institution with an outstanding performance in making the most trades in government and corporate bonds in the secondary market in the previous year. The awards recognize the dedication and outstanding achievements of the Bank and participants in the bond market, promoting the development and growth of Thailand’s bond market.
Bangkok Bank and ‘Ratchaprasong’ present the charm of high tea with special privileges at High Tea Jubilee @ Ratchaprasong
March 06, 2017
Bangkok Bank and AIRA & AIFUL launch Bualuang ATM money withdrawal for ‘A money’ Your Cash cardholders
March 02, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Prassanee Ouiyamaphan (2nd from right), Senior Vice President Business Assessment Consumer BU Full Potential Arjharn Petchdee (2nd from left) and AIRA & AIFUL Chief Executive Officer Katsuhiko Madono (right) announced that ‘A money’ cardholders can now withdraw money from over 9,400 Bualuang ATMs nationwide, available 24-hours a day, from now onward. This service increases convenience for ‘A money’ cardholders who will be charged only Baht 13 per withdrawal.
Bangkok Bank awarded Thailand’s Most Admired Brand for ‘Most Trusted Bank’ and ‘Most Trusted Debit Card’
February 24, 2017
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President, Thantika Bodhisompon (2nd from left), received two awards ‘Most Trusted Bank’ and ‘Most Trusted Debit Card’ from Deputy Minister of Commerce, Sontirat Sontijirawong and BrandAge magazine Editor in Chief Thanadej Kulpitiwan. The awards are based on a survey by BrandAge magazine to find Thailand’s Most Admired Brand 2017. It is the 17th year the awards have been organized.
Bangkok Bank approved that the dividend payment be paid at the rate of Baht 6.50 per ordinary share
February 24, 2017
Bangkok Bank approved that the dividend payment for the operating results of the year 2016 be paid at the rate of Baht 6.50 per ordinary share and resolved to convene the 24th annual ordinary meeting of shareholders on April 12, 2017.
Bangkok Bank President, Chartsiri Sophonpanich said the meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (the “Bank”) No. 2/2017 held on February 23, 2017, at which the Board had adopted the following resolutions. Approved that the dividend payment for the operating results of the year 2016, which dividend was derived from retained earnings that was subject to corporate income tax of 30 percent, be paid at the rate of Baht 6.50 per ordinary share, totaling Baht 12,407,478,811.00, a part of which had been paid as interim dividend at the rate of Baht 2.00 per ordinary share on September 23, 2016, that the remaining amount be paid on May 11, 2017 at the rate of Baht 4.50 per ordinary share, and that with the record date for determining the shareholders who have the right to receive the dividend payment be April 24, 2017 and the closing date of the share registration book be April 25, 2017 for the purpose of compiling the list of shareholders in accordance with Section 225 of the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 as amended.
And resolved to convene the 24th Annual Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders on April 12, 2017, starting at 15.00 hrs. at the Bank’s auditorium, 30th floor, Bangkok Bank Building, 333 Silom Road, Silom Sub-district, Bangrak District, Bangkok.