Tagged: thailand

Finance Transformation & Finance Shared Service – Bangkok

 Today’s Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and Finance Organizations need to execute on a much broader range of responsibilities than existed in their traditional role as corporate accountant. Companies are facing never ending economic uncertainty, pressure to cut costs, grow revenue, ensure control and become a strategic business partner…. Read More

Thailand’s Corporate VC Firm Krungsri Finnovate to Invest $10 Million in Three Startups to Improve Country’s Digital Infrastructure

Krungsri Finnovate, a corporate venture capital company operating under Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), the third-largest bank in Thailand in terms of assets, loans, and deposits, is planning to invest $10 million into the operations of three promising startups during the first half of this year…. Read More

ASEAN Exchanges, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Use Refinitiv’s Digital Solutions

ASEAN Exchanges, a group which consists of six major exchanges based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, have reportedly chosen to integrate Refinitiv’s digital solutions onto their online platform. The solution offers critical data and insights to institutional and retail clients, and assists… Read More

Singapore-based Digital Asset Exchange Zipmex Awarded Operational License by Thai SEC

Zipmex, a Singapore-based crypto-asset exchange focused on offering retail and institutional investors the ability to make secure investments in cryptocurrencies, has reportedly acquired an operational license in Thailand, awarded by the Asian country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Zipmex crypto trading platform currently offers… Read More

Bank of Thailand Is Considering Issuing Licenses to Digital Banks to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion

The Bank of Thailand is reportedly considering issuing licenses to digital banks, which aim to provide greater financial inclusion while catering to changing consumer requirements in the digital age. New Fintech industry participants are encouraging competition and disruption in Thailand’s banking sector. These startups aim… Read More

Project Inthanon-LionRock: Hong Kong Monetary Authority Posts Report on CBDCs, Value Appears to be Limited

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has posted a deck on its investigation into Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs). Project LionRock is the CBDC blockchain from Hong Kong and Inthanon is from Thailand as the two partnered in the project. The HKMA said it developed… Read More

Bangkok-based Lightnet, a Stellar Blockchain-enabled Platform, Secures $31.2 Million via Series A Round

Thailand-based Lightnet, a Stellar blockchain-enabled platform, has reportedly secured $31.2 million in funding in order to further develop its international payments service in the Southeast Asia region. The Bangkok-based company has finalized a Series A investment round that was led by established Asian financial conglomerates,… Read More

Thailand Might Not be Ready Like Singapore and Hong Kong to Implement Digital Banking Systems, Says Thai Central Bank Governor

Thailand is currently laying the groundwork for standalone or independently-functioning online banks as the Southeast Asian nation tries to catch up with other nearby markets that have been upgrading their banking infrastructure. Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, noted during a recent interview:… Read More

Fintech Forward Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Partners with Ripple

Fintech forward bank Siam Commercial Bank (SBC) has partnered with blockchain firm Ripple, according to a blog post. SBC is Thailand’s oldest bank and has established itself as willing to push forward with Fintech partnerships. According to Ripple, SCB and Ripple will work together to… Read More

Insurtech: Thailand’s “Full-Stack” Insurance Technology Firm Sunday Secures $11 Million Extension for its Series A Round

Thailand’s “full-stack” Insurtech Sunday recently revealed that it has secured an additional $11 million extension to its Series A round, which is led by Quona Capital, a Fintech VC firm whose funds are supported by Accion, along with contributions from existing investors such as Vertex…. Read More

Thailand Arrests Chinese Gang Pervading Cryptocurrency Call Centre Scam

Authorities in Thailand have arrested 24 Chinese nationals perpetuating a scam involving cryptocurrencies and solicitation phone calls to citizens living in China. According to the Thai Immigration Bureau, the parties arrested were recruited by a gangster who, open the workers’ arrival, confiscated their passports. The… Read More

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Launches Robo-Advisor, Is Reportedly Planning to Spin Off its Fintech Branches

Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, Thailand’s largest commercial bank in terms of total assets, is reportedly preparing to spin off its Fintech branches as the institution attempts to monetize its efforts into tech investment, at a time when its earnings from traditional lending have been relatively… Read More

Seamico Securities Gets Green Light from Thai SEC to Fire Up ICO Portal

Seamico Securities, which has been awaiting the green light to fire up an ICO portal called SE Digital inThailand, says it has been informed by the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission that it may, “initiate its business.” As per a letter hosted on the Seamico… Read More

Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Fintech Firm Grab’s Thailand Head Tarin Thaniyavarn Discusses Southeast Asia’s Financial Inclusion Challenges

Tarin Thaniyavarn, the country head for Fintech firm Grab’s Thailand division, points out that advancements in telecommunications and mobile technology allow users to perform and manage many different tasks from their smartphones. For example, we can book rides, order meals or groceries, and pay for… Read More

Thai Police Arrest “Cryptocurrency Wizard” Involved in Alleged $16 Million USD Crypto Fraud

More crypto action in Thailand this week as a man alleged to have worked as part of a Thai-Vietnamese gang that defrauded investors “in at least 10 Asian nations” via cryptocurrencies was arrested while recreating on a Bangkok soccer field Wednesday, The Bangkok Post reports…. Read More

Bitcoin Co., Thailand’s Biggest Crypto Trading Platform, Shutting Down

Thailand’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, Bitcoin Co., has announced it will be shutting down Sept 30th: “Bitcoin Co. Ltd. has decided to discontinue offering digital exchange services and wallet services at our BX.in.th website…” The company cites a desire, “to focus on other business opportunities,”… Read More

Thai SEC Warns Public About Oversees Crypto Investment Scams

The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning the public there to be wary of crypto investment schemes soliciting investments from offshore, The Bangkok Post reports. The latest warning named one company in particular, FX Trading Corporation, although “several other companies and websites” are… Read More

ZCoin Claims to be First Cryptocurrency Available to Over 5 Million Merchants in Thailand.

Privacy Coin Zcoin (XZC) claims to be the first crypto available to 5 million merchants in Thailand which are registered to the Thai QR code system. Of course, being available does not mean consumers will use the crypto. But Zcoin believes that by plugging into… Read More

Thailand Officials Amending Laws to Counter Crypto Money Laundering

Police Major Gen Preecha Charoensahayanon, chief of Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) says cryptocurrencies, “will be a tool of new money laundering,” in the country going forward. “That’s why we’re amending laws to prepare us for new online missions,” Charoensahayanon told The Bangkok Post. Charoensahayanon… Read More

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