Saturday February 22, 2020 16:48

PAYMENTS Press Releases

Digital Finance Trends to Look Out for in 2020 Events—27 Jan 20

Financial innovations have been on the radar of both business communities and consumers in recent years, due to their significant growth and increasingly essential roles in different aspects of daily lives, from making payments to business planning. Grab

Bangkok Bank launches BBL BeWallet, becoming the first bank in Thailand to provide QR code payments worldwide via a mobile application IT—23 Jan 20

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Bangkok Bank launched BBL BeWallet, becoming the first bank in Thailand to provide QR code cross border payment services via a mobile application. Payments can be made using Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay debit cards and can be accepted by 16 million merchants in the worldwide UnionPay network including more than 70,000 merchants in ASEAN.

Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President, Manager Credit Card Division, Shoke Na Ranong said the bank is proud to play its part in moving Thailand towards a cashless society. Bangkok Bank will be the first bank in Thailand to launch a payment service in which customers can scan QR codes using a mobile application. The transactions can be made using Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay debit cards.

The initiative is a collaboration between Bangkok Bank, Thai Payment Network and UnionPay to develop a payment service using a QR code scan. Customers simply need to download the BBL BeWallet application and link it with their Be1st Smart TPN UnionPay debit card. To make a payment for products or services, the customer simply needs to scan the QR code of merchants in the UnionPay network, comprising more than 16 million merchants worldwide and 70,000 merchants in ASEAN. The network covers China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Hong Ko

KBank launches KASIKORN Global Payment Company Limited (KGP) to offer PayDii a regional digital Events—22 Jan 20

KASIKORNBANK (KBank) has launched KASIKORN Global Payment Company Limited (KGP) (KGP) to develop and provide the PayDii digital payment system, which is designed for both merchants and online shoppers. This digital payment solution allows merchants to

Bangkok Bank and Kerry Express announce deal to become #Exclusive Financial Partner#, with a new Events—15 Jan 20

Bangkok Bank and Kerry Express announced a deal to be an 'Exclusive Financial Partner' in online payment systems. In addition to strengthening their e-commerce operations it will attract more 'Bualuang mBanking' users. Kerry is confident that this deal

Photo Release: Siam Commercial Bank PCL (SCB) and Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA) sign Memorandum of Events—15 Jan 20

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), a leading bank in Thailand and Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA Bank), the second largest bank in Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration in the development of cross border payments and fund transfer services

ภาพข่าว: ไทยพาณิชย์ จับมือธนาคารเอยาวดี เมียนมา พัฒนาบริการชำระและโอนเงินระหว่างประเทศ ปฏิทินข่าว—15 Jan 20

ธนาคารไทยพาณิชย์ รุกธุรกิจเมียนมาต่อเนื่อง จับมือธนาคารเอยาวดี (Ayeyarwady Bank หรือ AYA Bank) ธนาคารที่มีขนาดสินทรัพย์อันดับ 2 ของเมียนมา ลงนามบันทึกข้อตกลงความร่วมมือในการพัฒนาบริการชำระเงินข้ามพรมแดนและการโอนเงินระหว่างประเทศ (Cross Border Payments

Four Million Merchants Outside Mainland China Accept UnionPay Mobile Stcoks—02 Jan 20

UnionPay International (UPI) announced today that there are 28.5 million merchants outside mainland China accepting UnionPay cards. Among these merchants, four million support UnionPay mobile payment services too, an increase of about one million

Asianwallets entering into the Japanese market Stcoks—30 Dec 19

Recently, Asianwallets has signed cooperation agreements with Japanese mobile payment providers Globepay and Trysee. The three parties will provide "local payment services" and "exclusive benefits for members" targeting Southeast Asian tourists traveling

OR and Bangkok Bank co-develop a comprehensive business solution for online loan and payment Stcoks—25 Dec 19

Mr. Phichin Aphiwantanaporn, Senior Executive Vice President, Finance, PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (OR) and Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Pipat Assamongkol announced the "Bualuang iSupply – online loan for OR

Ksher Payment Connected Thai merchants to the Global E-Wallet and Revealed the Cross-Border Payment Stcoks—23 Dec 19

Mr. Bryan Zhou, Co-Founder and CEO of Ksher Payment, an innovative digital payment solution company, was invited as a guest speaker in the 'Cross-Border Payment Solution' seminar, which was a part of the 24th Infinity Ventures Summit has been took place

Visa partners with Caltex to bring contactless payments to petrol stations nationwide for the first Events—19 Dec 19

Alice Potter, Country Chairman and General Manager – Products, Chevron (Thailand) Limited and Suripong Tantiyanon, Country Manager for Visa Thailand celebrated the launch of contactless payments across all Caltex stations nationwide. Visa, the

While Forging the Asian Wallet Alliance, Asianwallets Has Made Inroads Into Various Stcoks—18 Dec 19

Asianwallets, a leader in cross-border payment solutions, recently announced that the company had successfully integrated into the markets of Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and other regions. Some of the innovative payment services include

KBank partners with JCB and VIA to provide QR code payment service via K PLUS in Japan and Stcoks—12 Dec 19

KASIKORNBANK (KBank) has teamed with JCB and The Singtel's VIA – Asia's first cross-border mobile payment alliance – to offer QR code payment service via K PLUS in Japan and Singapore. The initiative aims to provide enhanced convenience for K

IN Groupe Announces the Acquisition of SURYS and Strengthens Its Position as a Leader in Security General—11 Dec 19

On 9 December 2019, IN Groupe, (formerly Imprimerie Nationale), the global specialist in secure identity and digital services, finalised the acquisition of SURYS, a global leader in optical security solutions, French leader on the document security and

Fitch Ratings: Spectrum Payments, Slow Growth Weigh on Thai Telcos Stcoks—03 Dec 19

Leverage metrics for Thai telecom operators will weaken in 2020, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. Sector free cash flow is likely to turn negative as slow growth in cash flow from operations is unlikely to cover a surge in capex and spectrum payments.

Infineon enhances user experience for contactless payments - new 40nm SLC3x security platform Events—27 Nov 19

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) sets a new milestone in smart card innovation with 40nm generation of security chip solutions. The SLC3x has outstanding performance and scalability for a vast array of smart card applications and

Nium Partners with Visa to Provide Instant Money Transfers in Southeast Stcoks—21 Nov 19

Nium, a fast-growing digital cross-border payments platform, is enabling users to make real-time money transfers to Visa debit cardholders across Southeast Asia powered by Visa's real-time[1] push payments solution - Visa Direct. Nium Pte. Ltd. (formerly

Banks in Southeast Asia Risk Losing Nearly US$5 Billion in Payments Revenue by 2025, According to Stcoks—20 Nov 19

- As much as 17% of banks' payments revenue in Thailand, or nearly US$1 billion, is likely to be displaced by the growth of digital payments and competition from non-banks - Yet, as digital payments continue to grow, banks in the region can tap into

Thai consumers keen to use wearables and biometrics for payment, highest in Southeast Asia Visa Stcoks—11 Nov 19

Visa, the world's leader in digital payments, today revealed Thai consumers show the highest level of awareness and comfort in using wearables and biometrics to make payments comparing to other Southeast Asian nations, based on findings from the Consumer

SET launches interbank payment system for securities transactions from November Stcoks—11 Nov 19

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will scale up its capital market payment service by allowing securities trading payment between accounts at different banks from November 11. The new service will mitigate risks in the payment system and improve the

Siam Commercial Bank partners with Liquid Group to enable cross-border QR payments between Stcoks—07 Nov 19

- Liquid Group expands its cross-border QR payment network to Thailand through a strategic collaboration with Siam Commercial Bank, the largest commercial bank in the country. - The partnership will enable Thai consumers to scan and pay with their Thai

Data-Driven Commerce is the #Game Changer# for Hospitality Businesses General—06 Nov 19

- "This new report provides real strategy to outperform the competition in a rapidly evolving market," said FreedomPay Founder and CEO, Tom Durovsik Payments Innovator, FreedomPay, the global leader in secure commerce technology for lodging, retail,

Wirecard Expands Its Global Financial Platform Services with Market Entry Into China, Investing in Stcoks—06 Nov 19

- Strong growth potential by supporting Chinese and international companies in their business inside and outside China Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is investing in a comprehensive license portfolio for digital

UnionPay International Offers Payment Ease To Attendees For China International Import Expo Stcoks—31 Oct 19

- Expo attendees will enjoy a safe and seamless payment experience in China with internationally-issued UnionPay cards. - Exhibitors can take advantage of UnionPay's mobile payment service using e-wallets based on UnionPay technologies. - UPI enhances

Bain Company, Google and Temasek: Digital Financial Services Revenue in Southeast Asia Set to Jump Stcoks—30 Oct 19

Digital payments alone will exceed US$1 trillion in transaction value by 2025, as customer adoption of digital financial services reaches an inflection point Among the findings of a recent report, Fulfilling its Promise - The Future of Southeast Asia's

Liquid Group partners with E.SUN Bank to enable cross-border payments between Singapore and IT—17 Oct 19

- Liquid Group expands its cross-border payment network to Taiwan through a strategic collaboration with its leading bank in digital banking, E.SUN Bank. - Following Hong Kong and Indonesia, Taiwan will be the third market activated on Liquid's regional

Ksher Payment, Empower Merlin Entertainments, Launched an Integrated Financial Solution for Chinese Events—10 Oct 19

Ksher Payment, a leading fintech company providing financial service for Thailand merchant, launched an integrated online and offline payment solution for Merlin Entertainments (Thailand) Ltd., the operator of SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Madame

Photo Release: KBank promotes cashless society by joining hands with KFC in debuting food payment Events—10 Oct 19

Mr. Supreecha Limpikanjanakowit (left), KBank First Senior Vice President, and Ms. Sasai Tungdajahinun (second from left), Managing Director, The QSR of Asia Company Limited, recently joined forces in promoting a cashless society and offering greater

Photo Release: Thai and Korean banking associations promote their cooperation in international Stcoks—03 Sep 19

Recently, at The Bangkok Club, Sathorn City Tower, Mr. Predee Daochai, right, Chairman of the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA), and Mr. Tae-Young Kim, left, Chairman and CEO of Korea Federation of Banks (KFB), signed a memorandum of cooperation for an

KTC first in Southeast Asia to Launch Mastercard Tokenization to Secure E-commerce Stcoks—29 Aug 19

Mastercard and KTC partner to enable safer e-commerce transactions for consumers and strengthen trust between online merchants and consumers Global payments technology company Mastercard today announced that KTC (Krungthai Card Public Company Limited),