SME D Bank awakens SMEs, tourism and related Start a business, pop up, SMEs loans, Re-Start, a couple of programs to help develop Get a chance to recover

SME D Bank awakens SMEs, tourism and related start up business
Pop up ‘SMEs Re-Start Loan’ couple of programs to help develop Get a chance to recover
SME D Bank supports SMEs in tourism and related Ready to come back and move forward with the business to its full potential. The tourism industry has a recovery direction. Through the “financial” measures, launched “SMEs Re-Start Loan” with a total amount of 2,000 million baht, borrowing up to 5 million baht per person, paying installments for 10 years, with a grace period of up to 24 months, helping to enhance liquidity Along with the measures of “development”, giving “3 fills” to help raise the level of sustainable growth.

Ms. Nartnaree Rattaphat Managing Director Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) or SME D Bank revealed that in 2022, the overall Thai economy The tourism sector in the country is likely to begin to recover. The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB) forecasts this year. There will be a total of 5.5 million foreign tourists coming to Thailand and earning a total of 470 billion baht from foreign tourists, while the Ministry of Tourism and Sports forecasts that this year’s tourism business in the country will have income. from the domestic and foreign tourist markets, totaling more than 1.3 trillion baht, so SME D Bank, a bank for Thai SMEs Therefore, measures to support both “financial” and “development” to help support SMEs in the tourism business group. and related (Supply Chain) take the opportunity from the tourism situation that is expected to recover to its full potential and come back to make good business progress again soon


As for the “financial” measure, the launch of a new loan, the “SMEs Re-Start Loan” project, totaling 2,000 million baht, supports SMEs in the tourism business group. and related (Supply Chain) such as hotels, restaurants, travel agencies Souvenir shops, etc., including all types of SMEs that are partners with tourism business groups have access to funding sources to enhance liquidity, invest, expand, improve business or reserve for expenses open features Borrowing for both natural persons and juristic persons both old and new customers Interest rates starting at 5.5% per annum or MLR -1.25% for loans, including individual groups up to 1 million baht and individuals registered for VAT or juristic persons up to 5 million baht, repayment period of up to 10 years with grace period. Up to 24 months. Loan applications are open from now on until March 31, 2023 or until the project limit is exhausted. whichever comes first





As for the “development” measures, it helps increase the potential. Upgrading SMEs in tourism and related businesses able to adapt to a new way of tourism Helping businesses achieve sustainable success through the process of “3 Fills” i.e. “Add Knowledge” by working with partner agencies both public and private Organizing a seminar on tourism trends and trends after COVID-19, building tourism standards, including applying for hotel and accommodation permissions, etc. to provide knowledge to SMEs in tourism business groups. and related


“Fill the marketing channel” through activities with “Miss Tourism World Thailand 2021” assigning “77 tourism and sports ambassadors” in each province. Acting as an agent to help promote products or services to Thai SMEs across the country through online channels On Facebook fan pages with a total number of followers of more than 1.5 million and “add technology” together with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) and Digital Provider to support bank customers in tourism and hotel businesses through digital coupons (Voucher) for the application of digital technology and innovation Help manage business with Digital Platform tools and technology software. Tourism and services


“Due to the recovery trend of the tourism industry this year This is a great opportunity for SME entrepreneurs in the tourism business group. and related to moving forward with the business again by SME D Bank with financial support along with development Effectively support the increasing demand of both Thai and foreign tourists. especially in finance It will help about 1,000 SMEs, maintain 5,000 jobs and generate 9,160 million baht in cash flow in the economy. will help entrepreneurs have higher potential able to adapt Strong and sustainable growth,” said Ms. Nartnaree.


In this regard, entrepreneurs who are interested in using the “SMEs Re-Start Loan” service and development Requests can be made online, such as the website of SME D Bank (https://www.smebank.co.th/), the application “SME D Bank” and LINE Official Account: SME Development Bank, etc., including branches. of SME D Bank nationwide

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