Bangkok Bank wins three awards from Best Bond Award 2019
February 25, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Sa-ard Theerarojanawong (3rd from left), and other bank executives, representing the Bank in receiving three awards in the ‘Best Bond Award 2019’ ceremony from Mr. Poomsak Aranyakasemsuk, Director General, Public Debt Management Office, Finance Ministry (3rd from right). The award ceremony was held by The Thai Bond Market Association (ThaiBMA). The Bank this year received three awards, namely Best Primary Market Contributor from the Ministry of Finance, given to a financial institution achieving the highest allocation of government bonds in the primary market, Best Outright Primary Dealer from the Bank of Thailand, given to a counterparty that provides outstanding support for e-Outright transactions to the Bank of Thailand as well as supporting a healthy level of liquidity in the Thailand bond market, and Best Bond Dealer from the ThaiBMA, given to a dealer providing an outstanding service for trade partners in the secondary market. The awards recognize the Bank’s achievement in bond transactions.
Bangkok Bank approved that the dividend payment be paid at the rate of 6.50 baht per ordinary share
February 22, 2019
Bangkok Bank joins ‘JETRO Bangkok’ to support and promote business collaboration between Thailand and Japan
February 20, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Mr. Hiroshi Shimamura (right) signed a business collaboration agreement with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Bangkok President Mr. Hiroki Mitsumata (left) to support and promote business collaboration between Thailand and Japan. The collaboration will support economic and industrial development in Thailand and Japan in four areas, namely investment development, trade development, tourism-related business development, and human resource development worldwide. The agreement also strengthens the good relationship and cooperation between Bangkok Bank and JETRO Bangkok as partners driving trade and investment between Thailand and Japan. Ongoing activities include seminars to share investment information and knowledge, business networking and business-matching, and providing trade and investment advice.
Bangkok Bank and GCM, a company in PTT Group, study and develop L/C transactions on R3 CORDA Enterprise Blockchain which will cut processing time and paperwork by more than half
February 11, 2019
Bangkok Bank joins ‘Money Expo Khonkaen 2019’ showcasing ‘Wealth Solution’ to help customers plan and grow their wealth
February 08, 2019
Bangkok Bank Director and Executive Vice President Dr. Thaweelap Rittapirom (3rd from left), Executive Vice Presidents Chonganan Anantasak (left) and Pochanee Kongkalai (2nd from left) welcomed Deputy Minister of Finance Wisudhi Srisuphan (3rd from right), Money Expo and Head Organizer Santi Viriyarungsarit (2nd from right) and Khon Kaen Governor Dr. Somsak Jungtrakoon (right) when they visited the bank’s booth at the event. The bank showcased its ‘Wealth Solution’, a financial advisory service to grow wealth and offered a special promotion from BeSure QR with a beverage for only one baht for a QR Code payment from a leading café in Khon Kaen. Under the concept of ‘Bangkok Bank – Your Digital Life Partner’, the Bank’s booth offered a full range of technology-driven financial products and services to meet the needs of customers from all walks of life and also had a special zone featuring a health check station and e-Donation service from February 8-10, 2019 at the Khonkaen International Convention and Exhibition Center (KICE).
Bangkok Bank wins six awards from The Asset magazine
February 06, 2019
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Kanit Si, Senior Vice President - Corporate Banking Siriwan Surakomol and Vice President - Corporate Finance Department Suwanna Wongsawatpaisarn, on behalf of the Bank, received awards from The Asset, a leading Asian financial magazine. The Bank received six awards, namely 1) Best Cross-Border Financing (Cambodia) for USD 56 million long-term loan and working capital facilities for Royal Residence Hotels and Resorts Company 2) Best Corporate Bond (Thailand) for Thai Beverage 77 billion baht multi-tranche senior unsecured debentures 3) Best Corporate Bond (LAO PDR) for EDL-Generation Public Company 13.66 billion baht bond offering and 4) Best Bond (LAO PDR) for Ministry of Finance of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 14 billion baht senior and unsecured debentures 5) Best Follow-on Offering (Thailand) for Digital Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund USD 1.7 billion rights offering and primary placement and 6) Best FIG Bond (Thailand) for Bangkok Bank USD 1.2 billion senior unsecured notes.
Bangkok Bank offers fixed deposits maximum interest rate of 1.625% per annum
January 30, 2019
Publication regarding Altered Cheque
January 24, 2019
Dear Customers using Cheque Services,
As at present, cheque fraud cases are quite prevalent in Thailand resulting in losses to customers as well as banks. In order to prevent such risk, cheque users are requested to exercise prudence when issuing cheques by avoiding making any changes/corrections on the cheques. Effective from February 1, 2019 onwards, altered cheques must be deposited at the respective issuing banks only.
Recommendations in Using Cheques
Bangkok Bank welcomes R3 members to the first Voltron project workshop in Thailand
January 23, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice Presidents Pornnit Dunnvatanachit, Kukkong Ruckphaopunt and Senior Vice President and Trade Finance Center Manager Kajohnsak Manaviriyakul welcomed R3 members who joined a Voltron project workshop, the first to be held in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is the first and only Thai bank to work with R3 to develop Letters of Credit (L/C) using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), or Enterprise Blockchain. L/C is an important financial service in international trade and the Voltron project is supported by leading global banks in trade services, including Bangkok Bank which has an international network covering major global economies. This will help Voltron’s trade services network to reach all major regions in the world.
Bangkok Bank prepares ‘Ang Pao’ envelopes carry the Chinese character ‘Fu’ representing ‘Happiness’ and ‘Luck’
January 21, 2019
Ahead of Chinese New Year, Bangkok Bank has prepared red ‘Ang Pao’ envelopes depicting auspicious magpies representing good fortune. The envelopes also carry the Chinese character ‘Fu’ representing ‘happiness’ and ‘luck,’ as well as four Chinese words, ‘Gong he xin xi,’ meaning ‘Best Wishes for New Year,’ which Chinese believe will bring good fortune and an auspicious year. Each year Bangkok Bank gives the red envelopes to its customers for them to use when giving blessings to their families and other people at Chinese New Year.
Bangkok Bank reports 2018 net profit of 35,330 million baht
January 18, 2019
Bangkok Bank receives ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate enhancing security standard of online financial services
January 16, 2019
Bangkok Bank Senior Executive Vice President Suteera Sripaibulya (center-right), Executive Vice Presidents Pornnit Dunnvatanachit (2nd from right) and Chutima Kitchamnong (right), together with the bank’s executives received an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate from Certification Manager Prawaltong Tongyai Na Ayudhaya, Bureau Veritas Certification (Thailand) (6th from left). The certificate covers Imaged Cheque Member Gateway: ICMG, Imaged Cheque Clearing and Archive System – ICAS, BAHTNET – Bank of Thailand Automated High-value Transfer Network. This is in line with the Bank of Thailand’s policy to enhance the security standards of online financial services for the Banks’ customers.
Bangkok Bank organizes ‘Anyone Can Save’ campaign encouraging people to get into the savings habit
January 14, 2019
Bangkok Bank is organizing the ‘Anyone Can Save’ campaign to encourage children and parents to save and get into the savings habit for future financial stability. Customers who open a Sinmathaya Subthawee or Sinmathaya Subthawee-Bualuang Kids account get a higher interest rate than a regular fixed deposit account as well as tax-free interest benefits once the full deposit term is complete*. Customers who open and make an initial deposit of at least 1,000 baht into a Sinmathaya Subthawee account or 500 baht into a Sinmathaya Subthawee-Bualuang Kids account will get a ‘Blink Blink writing kit’. The ‘Blink Blink writing kit’ is available for customers opening an account between today until February 28, 2019, or while stocks last at Bangkok Bank’s branches nationwide. For more information, please call Bualuang Phone 1333.
*The Bank’s conditions apply.
Bangkok Bank celebrates Children’s Day 2019 by giving BE HAPPY notebooks and Blink Blink writing kit to schools
January 10, 2019
Bangkok Bank Executive Vice Presidents Pochanee Kongkalai gave BE HAPPY notebooks and Blink Blink writing kit to schools, communities and government agencies that will organize activities for children on Children’s Day 2018. The notebooks will be distributed through Bangkok Bank branches nationwide. Every year the Bank holds a similar activity to celebrate Children’s Day.
Bangkok Bank launches QR Code payments for BTS Pass purchases using Bualuang mBanking and offers cash back
January 07, 2019
Bangkok Bank is continually enhancing its digital banking services to move towards a cashless society and the Bank recently launched QR Code payments for BTS Pass purchases using Bualuang mBanking. Customers who buy via the QR Code will receive cash back of 5 baht per trip (up to 10 cash back credits/person/month). The offer is available from today until March 31, 2019. This payment serves the needs of customers who want to make financial transactions conveniently and safely via digital channels.
*The Bank’s conditions apply.