SME D Bank joins forces with depa to equip SMEs with digital weapons Upgrading the business ‘FIT & FIRM’ to increase competitiveness paving the way for capital

SME D Bank joins forces with depa to equip SMEs with digital weapons
Upgrading the business ‘FIT & FIRM’ to increase competitiveness paving the way for capital

SME D Bank joins hands with depa to sign a cooperation agreement to support SMEs to upgrade their business to the digital age. Moving forward with the project “FIT & FIRM, armed with opportunities to grow the business with digital tools” integrated into hundreds of strengthened digital platforms The service partner brought to the source of funds, a credit line of 50 million baht for sustainable growth.

Today (March 29, 2023), the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand or SME D Bank, in collaboration with the Digital Economy Promotion Agency or depa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). “Supporting SMEs Entrepreneurs Transforming Businesses to the Digital Age” to promote and support SMEs entrepreneurs to access and use digital tools. Helping to raise the potential of business growth. able to effectively cope with the competition of the modern business world, including creating opportunities to access capital sources

Ms. Nartnaree Rattapat, Managing Director of SME D Bank, revealed that the current business world is constantly changing And the competition is getting more and more intense, including always having risk factors to challenge SMEs entrepreneurs who have fundamental potential are inferior to large ones Therefore, it is essential to adapt quickly. There is a concise work process and low cost to help the business survive and move forward. which brings modern digital tools used for business It will be an important helper for SMEs entrepreneurs to be able to upgrade their business quickly and in a timely manner, including reducing business costs.

Cooperation between SME D Bank and depa this time under the project “FIT & FIRM armed to create opportunities for business growth. with digital tools” encourages SMEs entrepreneurs to access digital tools in management And upgrade more than 100 business platforms such as storefront management programs ready-made accounting system Online catalog creation program, etc., including joining activities to upgrade the business to digital from SME D Bank and depa continuously.

In addition, for SMEs entrepreneurs who need capital Used to upgrade, transform businesses into the digital age, SME D Bank prepares credit products “SME D Ready” to support a maximum loan amount of 50 million baht per person, open to loans for both individuals and juristic persons. Starting interest rate MLR-2.25% or about 4.75% per year, installments for up to 15 years, grace period of up to 18 months.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattaphon Nimmanphatcharin The President of depa revealed that according to Thailand’s economic infrastructure, SMEs entrepreneurs are the pillars that create employment for up to 12 million people, or an average of 72% of the country, which depa sees the importance. of applying digital technology to the business operations of SMEs entrepreneurs to connect and exchange information Including elevating business operations

“For this collaboration between depa and SME D Bank will be another important step in promoting and supporting the upgrading of Thai SMEs entrepreneurs through accessing and applying quality digital technology. Get the standard from digital startup networks and digital service providers (Digital Provider) of Thai nationality through TECHHUNT, a digital platform that combines a variety of technologies and services to facilitate entrepreneurs who are looking for digital solutions. Used to solve problems in managing the production process. elevating business efficiency, reducing costs, increasing revenues, at the same time, operators can trust that The selected products and services are of high quality, standardized, at a worthwhile price level. and meet the needs of the business,” said the President of the depa.

In addition, depa has a mechanism to promote the application of digital technology, such as assistance measures or
Subsidizing the application of digital technology and innovation for the business sector, the digital innovation industry (depa Digital Transformation Fund), digital coupon measures for the application of technology and digital innovation (depa mini Transformation Voucher), etc. will all help entrepreneurs cope. with the competition of the modern business world in a timely manner and efficiently

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