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  • Thailand News

    Thailand drives PromptPay QR code payments forward

    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is accelerating its efforts to expand the digital payments ecosystem, aiming to make transactions more accessible and convenient for both Thai citizens and foreign visitors. This strategic move aligns with the growing global trend toward digital financial solutions and aims to enhance financial inclusion and cross-border transactions. A key focus of the BOT‘s initiative is…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Cabinet shake-up plants seeds for cannabis reform, India and Thailand to launch cross-border QR payments

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories across Thailand. Beginning with Thailand and India have announced plans to revolutionise cross-border payments with the introduction of QR code technology. Meanwhile, amidst political maneuvering, Thailand’s Cabinet reshuffle hints at forthcoming changes in cannabis legislation. However, not all news is positive for Thailand as its flagship carrier, Thai Airways, grapples…

  • Business News

    Thailand and India to launch QR cross-border payments

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is set to introduce QR code cross-border payments between Thailand and India by the third quarter of this year, with a broader vision to expand this system into a pan-Asian multinational payment network. The Assistant Governor for Payment Systems Policy and Financial Consumer Protection Group at the central bank, Daranee Saeju, revealed that the payment…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Lao QR payment system launched to boost border tourism

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) and the Bank of Lao (BoL) have initiated a QR payment system to facilitate electronic transactions, a move that promises to increase tourist spending at the Thai-Laos border. The system was launched on the fringes of the 11th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in the Luang Prabang on April 3. Khemchat Somjaiwong,…

  • Thailand News

    Hot pot buffet shifts to cashless payments from January 2024

    The renowned Hot Pot Buffet restaurant chain announced a shift in its payment methods, heralding the onset of a cashless society. As of January 1 next year, customers in Thailand can no longer pay with cash but must opt for credit card payments or QR code scanning. As society becomes increasingly cashless, many businesses have adapted their payment systems. They…

  • Business News

    Weixin Pay rolls out red carpet for tourists in Thailand with new payment perks

    Tencent’s Weixin Pay, commonly known as WeChat Pay, a Chinese payment service provider, has introduced innovative features aimed at simplifying payments for foreign tourists in China and cross-border transactions in Thailand. These features allow visitors to conveniently make payments by scanning QR codes, streamlining the payment process. Starting in July, Tencent has been collaborating closely with major global credit card…

  • Crime News

    Khon Kaen shop owners targeted by clever thief employing overpayment scam

    Disturbing incidents have been reported in Khon Kaen, where several local shop owners fell victim to a scam by a short-haired woman masquerading as a male shopper. She would claim she had no cash, ask to transfer more than the purchase price, and then request the difference in cash. The woman disappeared without confirming the transfer, leaving the shopkeepers at a…

  • Business News

    Truemoney partners with Mastercard and Google for contactless payment expansion

    TrueMoney, a prominent e-payment and financial service provider, has collaborated with Mastercard and Google to facilitate the integration of TrueMoney Mastercard virtual prepaid cards, formerly referred to as WeCard, into Google Wallet. This development enables Google Wallet users to utilise TrueMoney Mastercard for contactless payment through the Google Pay platform. Apinand Dabpetch, head of TrueMoney’s growth and wallet platform, explained…

  • World News

    Thailand pushes digital payments, rejects US dollar in move towards cashless society

    The Bank of Thailand and central banks in four more southeast Asian countries are creating a cross-border payment zone using QR codes so that southeast Asians can make international payments digitally without having to convert and reconvert to US dollars. The bank hopes to bolster the use of digital payments to halve the amount of cash in circulation in Thailand…

  • Thailand News

    RTP to introduce QR code on police guns to prevent theft & misconduct

    The Royal Thai Police (RTP) plans to introduce a QR code on all police guns so they can track payment and prevent theft and misconduct by officers. The Deputy Commissioner of the RTP, Torsak Sookwimon, revealed to Thairath that Thai police officers do not want to use guns provided by the government because the disbursement process is slow and complicated.…

  • Business News

    Thai government preps digital wallet scheme for 50 million citizens

    The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) is getting ready to support the government’s digital wallet scheme, aimed at benefiting 50 million Thai citizens. Under the direction of Minister Prasert Jantararuangtong, the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) will monitor the security of the 500-billion-baht (US$13.4 million) digital initiative. Simultaneously, the Digital Government Agency (DGA) will take charge of digital…

  • Technology News

    Google Wallet launches in Thailand

    Google Wallet just launched in Thailand. Google Wallet is a free mobile payment system that allows users to make quick, contactless payments from their smartphone or smartwatch. Boarding passes, concert tickets and loyalty cards can also be stored in the virtual wallet. When you add your credit/debit cards to Google Wallet, you can tap to pay anywhere Google Pay is…

  • Thailand News

    Staffer pays the price for dine-and-dash at Phuket cafe

    A staffer at the Cafe Dim Sum Phuket took to social media to warn fellow service workers about a crafty scam that left her out of pocket. The alarming incident occurred on May 23 at the bustling eatery near the iconic Clocktower Circle in Phuket Town. Nong Lin, an employee at the popular restaurant, recounted her experience with a group…

  • Business News

    Superrich faces stalled growth as tourists prefer travel cards

    Renowned local money changer Superrich Currency Exchange (1995) Co, known by its SuperRich Orange brand, has faced a challenging start to the year with its transaction growth stalling at zero during the initial four months, despite an increase in foreign travellers. The stagnation in Superrich’s growth is largely due to the rising popularity of travel card services, which are increasingly…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police seize 20 kg of meth from Chinese nationals in Bangkok

    Thai authorities have apprehended two Chinese nationals involved in the illicit trade of meth pills in Rama 9 district, Bangkok. The individuals, identified as 25 year old Li Xiang Song and 29 year old Yang Zhou, were arrested in a high-end condominium in the Rama 9 district. Upon their capture, an astounding 18.8 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was seized along with…

  • Thailand News

    Lottery Office unveils digital lottery ticket platform for vendors

    The Government Lottery Office (GLO) announced the imminent launch of its digital lottery ticket platform, set to transform the way vendors sell tickets. GLO Director Lieutenant Colonel Noon Sansanakhom revealed that the eagerly awaited website will go live this Sunday, offering registered vendors the opportunity to sell tickets for the April 1 draw. Lt. Col. Noon detailed the key features…

  • Thailand Cannabis Guide

    Revolutionising cannabis: The blockchain game-changer

    In the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, ensuring product quality and authenticity is paramount. Enter blockchain technology, a game-changer that’s poised to revolutionize how we track, manage, and verify cannabis products. This digital ledger system isn’t just about cryptocurrency anymore; it’s about bringing unparalleled transparency and efficiency to the cannabis supply chain. By leveraging blockchain, companies can now offer you a…

  • Thailand News

    KTC reports robust growth, launches Thailand’s first digital credit card

    KTC, the leading credit card service provider in Thailand, reported a robust growth in its operations for the year 2023. The company revealed a surge in card spending exceeding its initial target by over 10%. Continuing its growth trajectory into 2024, KTC maintains its previous growth target of 15%. Currently, KTC holds a 12% market share in the total card…

  • Lifestyle

    How to go cashless at 7-11 Thailand

    Cash is still king in many parts of Thailand. But, you know those times when you just want to quickly buy something from 7-11 without counting out the right amount of cash or waiting for change? Well, good news! 7-11 in Thailand offers various payment methods, including cashless options. You don’t even need to bring your wallet or your cards…

  • Thailand News

    Illegal botox operation uncovered in Chumphon beauty clinic

    Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau officers raided a renowned beauty clinic, arresting a 31 year old medical assistant, identified as Urairat. Today, she was caught operating an illegal Botox and skin whitening injection operation on the premises located in Sukkasem Road, Tha Taphao, Chumphon. The suspect revealed that she had learnt the injection procedure from a doctor and initially practised on…

  • Guides

    Can expats get a loan in Thailand?

    As an expat living in Thailand, you may have often wondered, “Can I get a loan as a foreigner in Thailand?” Maybe you’re eyeing that lovely condominium in the heart of Bangkok, dreaming of a shiny new car, planning your dream tropical wedding by the beach, or thinking of sprucing up your home. And naturally, you’re looking at loans to…

  • Thailand News

    Driving change: Thailand shifts gears with online vehicle registration

    The Thai government has launched an online vehicle registration service, providing a more convenient and time-saving option for the public. This move aligns with the government’s digital transformation policy, which aims to facilitate access to public services. As a result, citizens can now book a single number plate for each vehicle. Ratchada Thanadirek, Deputy Government Spokesperson, highlighted that this initiative…

  • World News

    Indonesia urged to emulate Thailand’s EV dominance

    A prominent business executive, known for his roles as president of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) and the chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), advocates cooperative efforts between Thailand and Indonesia to establish a robust and resilient supply chain within Southeast Asia that caters to the global EV market. In the early part of this…

  • Business News

    HSBC Thailand seeks licence, raises capital for local business expansion

    In preparation for local business expansion, HSBC Thailand is working to raise additional funds and secure a new licence, in line with the nation’s economic growth. The bank’s capital is set to increase by 3.1 billion baht, reaching 25.7 billion, according to chief executive Giorgio Gamba. Furthermore, HSBC Thailand is seeking a new business licence from the regulator to bolster…

  • Guides

    10 things that can make expats life way easier in Thailand (2022)

    Thailand is a popular place for expats from around the world to settle because of the affordable luxury lifestyle it offers. Living here you get to enjoy spectacular scenery, comfortable tropical weather, delectable inexpensive cuisine and low-cost living. Moving to Thailand is also like stepping into a gorgeous paradise if you are coming from a very cold country, On the…

  • Travel

    City Guide: How to open a bank account in Thailand 2022

    Opening a bank account in Thailand is important if you’re going to stay here for the long run. Expats frequently have trouble opening a bank account or are uninformed about the process. This’s where we come in… Having a Thai bank account can help you manage your finances more effectively, including sending and receiving money from overseas. Obviously, it’s necessary…

  • Travel

    Survival Guide: Lifesaving tips and tricks for travelling in Thailand 2022

    Travelling can be a fun adventure or a frustrating nightmare; it depends on your preparation and how well you handle the unexpected bumps in the road. Regardless of your destination, there are always a few things you need to know before heading someplace new. But in just a few (long) years, oh, how the world has changed — especially international…

  • Travel

    Survival Guide: Top 8 apps to download for visiting Thailand in 2022

    It’s undeniable that travelling has become significantly more complicated since the pandemic. Yet for all the unexpected red tape you might encounter when crossing borders, travelling is still fairly straightforward: choose a destination, book your flights and hotels, and make sure you prepare all the necessary paperwork. (And if you’re coming to Thailand, that likely means a LOT of paperwork.)…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand’s Test & Go registration opens on February 1

    Registration for Thailand’s (almost) quarantine exemption program known as Test & Go, part of the broader Thailand Pass online re-entry process, is reopening next week after being closed for the past month. Starting at 9am on February 1, fully vaccinated travellers from any country can apply for a Thailand Pass QR code to enter with (almost) quarantine-free travel, but there…