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Thailand: Digital Asset Platform Binance TH Opens to Eligible Clients

Gulf Binance Co., Ltd., the joint venture between Binance’s subsidiary and Gulf Innova Co. Ltd., is launching full operations of its digital asset exchange and brokerage platform in Thailand, Binance TH by Gulf Binance, “making it accessible to the general public.” This launch follows the… Read More

Thailand’s Kasikornbank Enters Crypto Space with New Platform

Thailand’s Kasikornbank Pcl, the country’s second-largest bank, is developing a digital-asset ecosystem to provide innovative funding routes for companies, according to a Bloomberg report. This move includes the October acquisition of the licensed digital-asset exchange Satang Corp, marking a rare instance of a major lender… Read More

Tether Announces Initiative to Support Stablecoin Education in Thailand

Tether, which claims to be the leader in innovative blockchain technology, has announced recently a “significant” collaboration with Bitkub Online Co., Ltd. (Bitkub Exchange), Thailand’s cryptocurrency exchange (reportedly one of the most active in terms of crypto trading volume). This collaboration aims to launch “a… Read More

Thailand based Banks Embrace New Technologies But Digitalization of Financial Services Not Adequate – Report

Banks and financial institutions in Thailand leverage mature technology and incorporate modern features. However, industry professionals at the recent ENGAGE ASIA 2023 emphasized “that the challenge stems from the absence of unification across different touchpoints, resulting in fragmented customer engagement.” The majority of the systems… Read More

Thailand’s RISE and Israel’s OurCrowd Introduce ROCX Exponential Fund

OurCrowd, a global digital investment platform, and RISE, the corporate innovation powerhouse based out of Southeast Asia, announced the launch of the ROCX (Rise OurCrowd Exponential) Fund. The $50 million fund is Thailand’s “first” Israel-focused VC fund and “will invest in early-stage deep technologies in… Read More

Hong Kong and Thailand to Launch Cross-Border Digital Payment Systems

Hong Kong and Thailand aims to revolutionize the way travelers handle currency exchange with the launch of interoperable digital payment systems. From December 4, residents from both regions will be able to make transactions using their local digital payment platforms, thanks to a landmark agreement… Read More

KASIKORNBANK Launches KXVC, a $100m Fund for AI, Web3, and Deep Tech Startups

Thailand’s digital bank, KASIKORNBANK (KBank), has launched a $100 million flagship fund, KXVC, aimed at fintech startups specializing in AI, Web3, and Deep Tech globally. The move is set to capitalize on the booming digital economy in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, projected to hit $1… Read More

Thailand’s Government Pension Fund picks Charles River to manage equity, fixed income, multi-asset portfolios

Thailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF), one of the country’s largest pension funds with over 1.2 million members, has chosen Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) to update its front office operations and manage its domestic and international equity, fixed income, and multi-asset portfolios…. Read More

Bank Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Bank of Thailand to Support Use of Local Currencies

Bank Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia, and the Bank of Thailand have reportedly concluded three bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) on 25 August 2023. These MoUs are the Framework for Cooperation to Promote Bilateral Transactions in Local Currencies between the countries. The scope of the framework… Read More

Global Fintech Mambu Strengthens Thailand Team to Prepare for Increase in Digital Banking Adoption

Mambu has strengthened its presence in Thailand with the appointment of a new in-country team, led by Woratep Yunyongkul as Country Manager and Wiwat Masuchun as Regional Partner Manager. With extensive experience in banking and technology fields, the new Mambu Thailand team is poised “to… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank Introduces Cross-Border QR Payment Service

Maybank recently launched its cross-border QR payment service for Maybank customers travelling to Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand as they can now make cashless and instant payment transactions via the MAE app. Similarly, incoming tourists from these countries “will also be able to make cashless payments… Read More

Thailand: Next Capital Partners with Fintech Mambu to Launch Suite of Lending Products

Next Capital has partnered with Mambu to launch a new suite of lending products in just four months. Leading Thai technology-driven auto leasing company Next Capital Public Company (Next Capital) has partnered with Mambu, “launching a new suite of lending products on Mambu’s SaaS cloud-native… Read More

Crypto Trading: Gulf Binance Obtains Digital Asset Operator Licenses in Thailand

Gulf Binance Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Binance and Gulf Innova Co., Ltd., has now secured digital asset operator licenses from the country’s Ministry of Finance. Digital asset operators are “regulated by Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).” Gulf Binance will be able “to… Read More

Digital Wallets in Southeast Asia: Macau Pass Teams Up with GCash, Touch ‘n Go e-Wallet, True Money

Macau Pass has been officially approved to provide acquiring services to Alipay+ market-leading partner e-wallets from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. This means that in addition to Alipay, AlipayHK, WeChat Pay, Simple Pay and other e-wallets launched by other banks in Macau, Macau Pass payment… Read More

Digital Banking: Bank of Thailand Postpones Release of Virtual Bank Licensing Regulations

Mr. Tharith Panpiemras, Assistant Governor of the Financial Institutions Policy Group, announced that after the Bank of Thailand (BOT) released the Virtual Bank Licensing Framework for public consultation “between January 12 and February 12, 2023, the BOT reportedly received questions and helpful feedback from stakeholders… Read More

Thailand’s Kiatnakin Phatra Securities Selects Temenos to Enhance Wealth Management Platform

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) announced that Kiatnakin Phatra Securities Plc., one of the leading financial institutions in Thailand for wealth management, has selected Temenos to advance its service platform. Kiatnakin Phatra Securities, “which is part of Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, will implement Temenos Wealth to provide… Read More

Digital Lending Platform MONIX Closes $20M Round to Support Financial Inclusion in Thailand

MONIX Co., Ltd., a Bangkok-based AI-powered digital lending platform, announced that the company has secured US$20 million in the first close of its pre-IPO fundraising. The investment round was “led by the mothership SCBX and a new investor Lombard Asia, a Southeast Asia’s growth-focused private… Read More

Thailand based Insurtech Eazy Digital Secures $850K via Seed Round

Eazy Digital, a Thai insurtech startup that provides digital platforms for insurance companies, has raised US$850,000 in an oversubscribed seed funding round. The investment round was “led by Wavemaker Partners, with participation from Seedstars International Ventures, Wing Vasiksiri, and Sasin Bangkok Venture Club.” Eazy Digital… Read More

Insurtech Firm bolttech Partners with AIS in Thailand

International insurtech, bolttech, and Thailand’s mobile network operator, AIS, have partnered to deliver embedded protection services “including mobile device switch and replacement services to AIS customers for the recently-launched AIS Care+ program.” The AIS Care+ program “allows customers to switch or replace their smartphones and… Read More

HR Tech Unicorn Darwinbox Appoints Panuwat Benrohman as MD for Thailand

Darwinbox, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing HR technology unicorns, announced the appointment of Panuwat Benrohman (Ben) as the Managing Director and Country Head for Thailand. Panuwat (Ben) is the latest addition to Darwinbox’s growing Regional Leadership team and will be “at the… Read More

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