Tagged: thailand

Thai SEC Says Digital Asset Business Law Now Effective, Regulates Initial Coin Offerings

The Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that new legislation enacted to regulate the offering of digital assets, including initial coin offerings (ICOs) and businesses undertaking these activities, is now effective. A public hearing is scheduled to take place on the regulations at a future… Read More

OurCrowd Expands Presence in Asia by Partnering with Bangkok Bank

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, has further boosted its presence in Asia by forming a new partnership with Bangkok Bank (BBL), a leading bank in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is one of Southeast Asia’s leading regional banks and Thailand’s market leader in corporate and SME… Read More

Report: Thailand Prepares Rules Regarding Cryptocurrency and ICOs

Thailand may launch new rules governing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies in general later this month. This is according to a report in the Bangkok Post today referencing multiple government officials. According to the write up, Thailand will define digital currencies as property –… Read More

An Initial Coin Offering and its Legal Implications: An approach by the Thai SEC

An initial coin offering (ICO) is an alternative to the traditional models of start-up and other companies to raise capital. In Thailand, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Thai SEC) recently expressed their view on ICOs indicating they realize the potential of ICOs to satisfy… Read More

JD.com, Central Group & Provident Capital Agree to $500M Joint Venture on Fintech & Ecommerce

JD.com, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, and JD Finance, along with Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate Central Group, and Provident Capital have announced an investment of up to $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services, respectively. According to company representatives, the terms of the agreement indicate… Read More

Trulioo Expands: Extends AML/KYC Identity Verification Global Footprint into Thailand

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Tuesday it has extended its AML/KYC identity verification global footprint into Thailand. This news comes just a few months after the company expanded its solution into Korea. According to Trulioo, the extended coverage will also help… Read More

Kasikorn Bank Creates $30 million Fintech Fund

Kasikorn Bank has opened up a $30 million fund to invest in to Fintech startups, thus exemplifying the banks attitude to embrace disruptive technologies. The rapid technological developments within the financial industry has opened up new dimensions in the market, changing how customers think. People… Read More

Brief: Thai Kasikorn Bank $30M Global Fintech Fund Sets Sail

Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank has launched a $30 million fintech fund to invest in startups across South East Asia as well as Europe and China. The KBank Beacon fund aims to undertake up to five deals per year, with investments ranging from $500,000 to $3 million, according… Read More

Bangkok Bank Partners with Nest to Introduce FinTech Accelerator InnoHub

Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited announced its international FinTech accelerator program, Bangkok Bank InnoHub in partnership with corporate innovation partner Nest. The 12-week intensive program will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, aiming to exemplify the bank’s drive to inspire innovation and solidify its commitment to innovative new technologies. As the country’s leading… Read More

Thailand: Experts Predict Blockchain Takeover in 2018

Bhume Bhumiratana works on blockchain in Thailand and in an interview with the Bangkok Post, he said that the country is poised to see the technology take over banking and financial services in the near future. “The adoption of blockchain technology is expected to be widely… Read More

Thai FinTech Association Seeks Government Assistance For Local Tech Startups and Financial Institutions Through New Initiative

Thai FinTech Association has called upon the Thailand government to assist local tech startups and financial institutions to enhance local competition and prevent foreign companies from monopolizing in the country’s fintech market, according to the Bangkok News. During a recent interview, chairman of the Thai Fintech Association,… Read More

The Regulatory Framework for Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry in Thailand : A Consultation Paper Issued by the Bank of Thailand

The Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry in Thailand Peer-to-peer lending, which is also known as social lending or crowdlending, has drastically increased in the recent years in many countries around the world. The total volume of peer-to-peer lending activities has been growing rapidly. A good example is… Read More

Brief: Thailand Finally Pursues Fintech, Preps Regulatory Sandbox

Thailand decided to open a fintech regulatory sandbox, with the central bank set to invite firms to participate early next year, according to a release. The sandbox will enable developers working on lending, payment and money-transfer services and products to experiment for up to a year. An… Read More

Thai Startup T2P, Creators of DeepPocket e-Wallet App, Receives $1.1 in Funding from 500 Startups

T2P, creators of the e-Wallet App DeepPocket, has received $1.1 million in funding led by Dave McClure’s 500 startups. The funding round also saw participation from Bechnachinda Holding.  T2P is based in Thailand and the additional capital will be leveraged to expand their services beyond… Read More

Asia Pacific Research: Dramatic Growth in Alternative Finance is Fueled by Huge China Market

The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report has just been published and it highlights the largest region in the world for disruptive finance. Entitled, “Harnessing Potential”, this is the first report for the region and has been created by a partnership of researchers, including the Cambridge… Read More

Thailand Promotes Fintech, Equity Crowdfunding

Thai financial regulators including the SEC and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) are moving forward with supporting Fintech initiatives and equity crowdfunding specifically. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, recently declared 2016 Thailand’s “Investment Year”, as the southeast Asian country tries… Read More

Fundnel Goes Big. Investment Crowdfunding Platform Provides Access to Capital for ASEAN SMEs

  Fundnel (pronounced like Funnel) is one of several investment crowdfunding platforms that have launched in Singapore over the past year. But even though there are a growing number of sites entering the internet finance space, Fundnel claims the title of Asia’s first collaborative fundraising platform… Read More

Thai Securities & Exchange Commission Seeks Comments on Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules for investment crowdfunding including the supervision of the investment portals. The SEC states that the proposed rules aim to establish a standard framework for operating crowdfunding portals. The supervised areas include measures and implementation against conflicts… Read More

The Equity Crowdfunding Bandwagon: South East Asia Jumps On Board

Southeast Asia (SEA) represents a burgeoning regional economy comprising of 11 countries with a consolidated GDP of US$2.57 trillion (that’s approximately 15% the size of the US economy), and a combined population of 620 million people. It’s no wonder that there’s a buzz around the… Read More

CrowdPlus.Asia Claims First ASEAN Equity Crowdfunding Platform

CrowdPlus.Asia is the first, of the approved platforms, to launch in Malaysia – and across multiple Asian markets. CrowdPlus.asia will focus on the ASEAN market, having established a presence in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as mainland China and Hong Kong where there is a number… Read More