• Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Fintech start-ups ‘vital to future health of banks’
    MANY THAI companies have IT systems that are not designed for ease of technological integration, says Vijay Mani, partner, strategy and operations consulting, for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pte Ltd. And that is a key challenge faced by Thai banks as they partner with fintech start-ups. 
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
    Thai banks ‘prepared’ amid warning of global ATM attack
    COMMERCIAL banks in Thailand have boosted security to prevent unauthorised access to their automatic teller machines as cybercriminals are reportedly planning to carry out a large-scale global ATM attack.
  • Fri, 03 Aug 2018 01:00
    Why we need data protection now
    Will pending legislation be enough to head off security breaches like those that occurred at two Thai banks?
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:00
    Major Thai banks get on board of Swift’s GPI platform for real-time fund transfers
    THAILAND’S four major banks have joined Swift’s Global Payment Initiative (GPI) platform, which adds the blockchain technology on top of its infrastructure for global real-time cross-border fund transfers.
  • Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:00
    Banks bet on savings from Net services
    THAI banks are betting on reaping the savings from the increased popularity of mobile banking, even as many of the major lenders begin waiving fees for transfers and bill payments on mobile and other Internet banking services, said Predee Daochai, chairman of the Thai Bankers’ Association.
  • Thu, 29 Mar 2018 01:00
    Green bonds pushed for lenders, companies as fundraising alternative
    THAI BANKS and companies have been urged to issue green bonds as demand for the securities rises in line with a growing awareness among investors of the need to combat climate change.
  • Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:56
    Corporate demand drives rise in bank lending 
    Overall net lending by Thai banks in February increased by Bt67 billion or 0.61 per cent from the prior month to Bt110.5 trillion, which also represented a year-on-year rise of 4.36 per cent, Kasikorn Research Centre said on Monday.
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:00
    Banks blaze trail with blockchain
    FOURTEEN Thai banks have come together to launch a scheme hailed as a world first in providing letters of guarantee (LGs) based on blockchain technology.
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:57
    Thai banks’ lending up 4.4% last year
    Overall lending by Thai commercial banks increased 4.4 per cent last year, boosted by acceleration in both SME and auto hire-purchase loan expansion late in the year, the Bank of Thailand reported on Monday.
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:27
    Fitch: Thai banks’ asset quality deterioration to ease in 2018
    Listed Thai banks reported a further decline in profitability in their preliminary full-year results for 2017, largely owing to an increase in credit costs.
  • Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:00
    Woman threatens to sue banks over fraud case linked to ‘stolen ID’ that landed her in jail
    NICHA KIATTHANAPAIBOON, a 24-year-old woman whose stolen Thai ID card was allegedly used by fraudsters, said yesterday that she was prepared to sue seven Thai banks that allowed an elusive female suspect, who wore a medical face mask, to open nine bank accounts under her name.
  • Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:00
    All aboard for the e-commerce future
    Thai banks are hastily ‘going mobile’ to accommodate the trend in online sales and services
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:07
    Large Thai Banks have strong capital ratios to protect against failures: Fitch Ratings
  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:32
    Thai banks under pressure, says ratings agency
    Thai banks continue to face asset quality pressure stemming from vulnerabilities in the SME and unsecured retail loan sectors, and are exposed to risks in the highly indebted household sector, says Fitch Ratings.
  • Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:00
    No reprieve for Thai banks in 2017: S&P
    SLOW ECONOMIC growth and domestic consumption will weigh on Thai banks’ asset quality and profitability this year, according to a report titled “Thai Banks Face an Extended Credit Downcycle in 2017” released by S&P Global Ratings yesterday.
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