Kasikorn Bank predicts 4-6% growth in loans for 2020

Kasikorn Bank predicts 4-6% growth in loans for 2020

Kasikorn Bank predicts 4-6% growth in loans for 2020 Despite the expectation of a sluggish economy in 2020, Kasikorn bank aims to grow its loan volume by 4-6% next year. They it say they will achieve this withs emphasis “on services that meet customers’ business and lifestyle needs, effective cost management and using data in…

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience Technological revolutions come with their own form of risk: cyber risks. The more “digital” banks become, the more channels for potential points of attacks from cyber criminals, who are constantly evolving to exploit new loopholes. Technology and the internet have undeniably become integrated into our daily lives. Customers’ behaviors continue…

Thailand prepares for cryptocurrency challenges

Thailand prepares for cryptocurrency challenges

Thailand prepares for cryptocurrency challenges Thailand is moving toward a cashless society. Bank notes and coins are set to become obsolete while transactions via electronic payments have increased over recent years. The plan to launch a new currency next year is ambitious and controversial, as Libra is scrutinized by central banks around the globe, including…

Thai central bank steps in to curb baht price’s surge

Thailand’s soaring baht reaches six-year high

Thailand’s soaring baht reaches six-year high In early 2019, the BOT did not seem concerned about the Thai baht’s appreciation, as a strong currency can actually benefit Thai importers and those who have foreign currency debts The Thai baht has been the best performing currency in emerging Asia since 2018. On a year-on-year basis, it…

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates Continued upward movements of US interest rates are starting to impact Asian real estate markets in a number of ways Economic conditions in the US continue along a path of steady improvement, with the latest GDP growth rate of 4.1% (annualized), signifying the strongest rate of growth in…

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network

Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank run international trade transaction on Marco Polo blockchain network Two banking members of blockchain trade finance initiative Marco Polo – Bangkok Bank and Commerzbank – have jointly executed an international trade transaction using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Launched in 2017, Marco Polo, which counts over 20 banks from across the globe as its…

Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) extends low-cost housing project

Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) extends low-cost housing project

Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) extends low-cost housing project The Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) has launched the one-million-unit low-cost housing project, which provides an opportunity for the general public to buy houses priced below one million baht. BANGKOK, 24 May 2019 (NNT) – The government has a policy to improve the people’s quality of…