SME Bank joins hands with 5 mobile network operators – Internet and 90 digital entrepreneurs Enhance the potential of the ‘SME D Bank’ platform to become a comprehensive service center for Thai SMEs, carrying small entrepreneurs across the country. Access to knowledge of finance partners anytime, anywhere, aiming to reach 100,000 downloads by the end of this year.
Mr. Mongkol Leelatham Managing Director Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank or SME Development Bank) discusses the cooperation between the Bank of Thailand and 5 companies, the country’s major telecommunication service providers, or Big Player, including Master Company. Tall Access Communication Public Company Limited or DTAC, Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited or AIS, True Corporation Public Company Limited or TRUE, CAT Telecom Company Limited ( Public Company Limited or CAT and Business Online Public Company Limited or BOL, a corporate information service provider registered with the Ministry of Commerce, all in the country that will benefit and create opportunities for small SME entrepreneurs who are spread according to communities across the country, all of which are already customers of all 5 companies. with a total number of more than 90 million numbers, covering the population across the country have access to government aid measures both knowledge And sources of funding for cheap interest of the Bank of Thailand through the platform ‘SME D Bank’, an application (Application) on a mobile phone. Able to provide services anytime, anywhere, both convenient, fast and comprehensive. It is a revolution in the work of public financial institutions. for truly small people
For applying for a loan through SME D Bank, it works in tandem with a mobile service unit. “Horse-filled carriages, promote Thai SMEs, quickly reach the country” when entrepreneurs apply for loans online. The information will be sent to the database immediately and within 3 days the bank officer will contact you back. to make an appointment for the horse-drawn carriage unit to fill the capital run to meet to see empirical data on real business operations Able to consider loans without collateral Entrepreneurs know results in 7 days, completely eliminating time and place constraints.
“SME D Bank platform hides the important meaning of work through 3 letters “good” or 3D stands for 1.Development = help develop business. With knowledge of partners 2.Delivery = fast service to the destination and 3.Digital = service through modern technology, including indicating that this bank creates “very good” services for Thai SMEs. Bringing knowledge of capital pairs to small entrepreneurs Under the strategy of providing customers with a digital system, the code 24×7 means service 24 hours a day, 7 days. As for the work process of bank employees, adhere to the code 8-8-7, meaning a mobile carriage service unit. Run to the service according to the days and times that are convenient for the operator from 8 am to 8 pm (8:00-20:00) throughout the week, 7 days,” said Mr. Mongkol.
In addition, within the SME D Bank platform, there are tools to strengthen businesses (Tools Box) to help SMEs grow, be strong, survive and be sustainable by gathering applications. and software Enhance the capabilities of SMEs Which was originally more than 50 and recently, has joined hands with 90 new digital entrepreneurs, totaling 140. It can be said that SME D Bank can be loaded with just one app, able to access more than 140 benefits of strengthening services.
In addition, the e-Library is the largest collection of knowledge information for SMEs in one place ever. Both in the form of news, statistics, articles, video clips, infographics, etc., more than 2,000 basic knowledge and will continue to increase. Help update SMEs to keep up with technology. Adapting to the competition, including having special privileges (Privilege) from being used within the platform as well
“This cooperation This is a new dimension of providing services in the digital age at government financial institutions. Partnering with telecommunication business operators and partner network Gather the essentials For SMEs, come together in the SME D Bank platform, acting as a “one-stop service center for Thai SMEs”, opening up opportunities for small entrepreneurs. Fall survey with more than 3 million people across the country. Access to the knowledge of the finance partner This will bring benefits to create jobs, create jobs, generate income, spread to every community. Help improve quality of life reduce economic and social inequality,” said Mr. Mongkol.
Mr. Mongkol also said that since the bank launched the SME D Bank platform on July 16, until September 23, the number of users has already downloaded 15,000 applications, with more than 1,000 applications for loans through the system. The request amounted to more than 1,500 million baht.
In addition, soon there will be additional services within the SME D Bank platform, such as an automatic seminar booking system (Seminar Booking), consulting system for entrepreneurs (Consulting), linking more than 1,000 expert projects, and inviting interested parties (Invite to SME). D Bank) and network operators For trading, forex, learning between entrepreneurs and banks. and among entrepreneurs themselves, etc.
and aim that By the end of this year (2018), more than 1,000 business enhancement tools will be added, a data repository of 10,000 knowledge, and a total of over 100,000 downloaders, able to support entrepreneurs to access funding sources of more than 20 billion baht.