Thailand

The State Open Banking in Thailand in 2021

Though no legal regulation on open banking currently exists in Thailand, the government’s digital push with the Thailand 4.0 strategy, and the introduction the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) last year suggest a move to open banking frameworks is inevitable.

Read More

Interest in Thai Insurtech Sector Picks up

Interest in Thailand’s insurtech sector is picking up, with companies in the space closing million dollar funding rounds, incumbents ramping up digital capabilities, and foreign companies entering the market. So far, 2021 has seen two Thai insurtech companies securing funding.

Read More

Siam Commercial Bank’s Venture Arm Launches $50 Million Fund for Blockchain Startups

SCB 10X, a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank, has set up a new $50 million venture capital fund will invest in both early and growth stage startups globally that are dedicated to blockchain, decentralised finance (DeFi), and digital assets. This

Read More

Funding Societies Notched up Its 4th Market With Thailand Expansion

Funding Societies, Southeast Asian SME digital financing platform, has launched in Thailand and will operate under the debt-crowdfunding license given by Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission. This expansion comes after more than one year of working with Thai regulators and

Read More

Validus’ Thai Entity Secures Crowdfunding License From Local Regulator

SME crowdfunding platform Siam Validus has been granted a debenture crowdfunding license by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (SEC). Siam Validus is a joint venture between Singaporean SME financing platform Validus and SCG Distribution, a Thailand company focused

Read More

eKYC to Fuel Asia’s Digital Banking Revolution

In Southeast Asia, governments are pushing for greater adoption of digital financial services by introducing favorable regulations on digital onboarding, digital banking, and more, experts said on December 3, 2020. During a virtual panel discussion with Fintech News last week,

Read More

Bangkok Bank Co-Develops Thai Language AI Chatbot With Pand.ai

Bangkok Bank PLC announced the launch of its Thai language Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered chatbot that was built in-house in a joint collaboration with Singapore-based fintech startup Pand.ai. The chatbot called TT01 was a result of Bangkok Bank’s innovation programme,

Read More

Singapore and Thailand to Enable Cross Border Payments Using Only Mobile Numbers in 2021

During the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that the regulator has made significant headway in the linkage between Singapore’s and Thailand’s national payment systems; PayNow and PromptPay respectively. Monetary Authority of

Read More

Rapyd Kicks off in Thailand Partnering Leading Thai Payment Solution Providers

Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service company, has announced the launch of its ‘all-in-one’ suite of payment capabilities in Thailand which is its seventh global market. Rapyd’s solution is a comprehensive set of local and international payment methods that includes local ewallets, bank

Read More

Blockchain Firm Lightnet Group Partners SCB to Ease Remittance Access in Thailand

Blockchain firm Lightnet Group, has announced a partnership with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB). The partnership will reportedly enable remittance services to become accessible to all Thai bank accounts and anyone who has signed up for PromptPay, a government-sponsored service that

Read More